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Last Week in Pony - October 29, 2017

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, or our Zulip community.

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News and Blog Posts

  • Our very own Sean T. Allen from Wallaroo Labs published a blog post on why they chose Pony for building Wallaroo: edit: the link has gone invalid and has been removed. If you don’t know if you should consider Pony, this is a great read which will definitely give you more confidence for your decision, whatever it may be. Also make sure to follow the very decent discussions on Reddit and Hacker News. And don’t forget to share and upvote!

  • There has been a talk about ORCA, the Pony Garbage Collector at SPLASH 2017 in Vancouver: ORCA: GC and Type System Co-Design for Actor Languages. Here is the original paper this talk is based upon.

Items of note

  • Pony now has an RFC-compliant WebSocket server: !

  • The Pony development sync audio from last week is available right here, right now! Amongst other stuff it features Sylvan sharing pretty exciting ideas about the future of the Pony GC and thus the type system itself.

  • George Steed’s Thesis “A Principled Design of Capabilities in Pony” is now available in the Papers section of the Pony website as well: Last year George did a Virtual Users’ Group presentation on his thesis as well:


Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!