Last Week in Pony - April 17, 2017

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Last Week In Pony is a weekly blog post to catch you up on the latest news for the Pony programming language. To learn more about Pony check out our website, our Twitter account @ponylang, our users’ mailing list or join us on IRC.

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Items of note

  • After a bit of DNS wrangling and drama, the standard library documentation is back online at its new official home:

  • Several new “easy to get started with” issues have recently been opened. They are a great way to get started with contributing to Pony. Interested in taking on one? Let us know on the issue.

  • Andrew Turley opened a PR for RFC #21. When merged it will allow the programmer to specify custom serialization/deserialization that would be run as part of Pony’s built-in serialization/deserialization process. The custom methods would run after the built-in serialization and deserialization and would allow the programmer to:

  • specify the number of bytes to use for serialization
  • write bytes to the serialization buffer
  • read bytes from the serialization buffer
  • Wojciech Migda has opened a very exciting PR to integrate RapidCheck into the Pony code base. It’s very early on but the idea of having property based testing on the C codebase that drives the Pony runtime and compiler is very exciting.

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Sean T. Allen

Sean is a member of the Pony core team. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied, and VP of Engineering at Wallaroo Labs.