Last Week in Pony - February 04, 2018

Sunday, February 04, 2018 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

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

  • The folks over at Wallaroo Labs have a post about why they decided to write their own Kafka client in Pony rather than simply wrapping the C library. While Wallaroo specific, the general thinking could apply to your Pony project as well: https://blog.wallaroolabs.com/2018/01/why-we-wrote-our-kafka-client-in-pony/

  • A new JSON parser for Pony has been announced on reddit: https://github.com/Krognol/ponyjson

  • PR #2439 for embedding source code listings into generated documentation has been merged to master. With this change, we now own a new theme for mkdocs, mkdocs-ponylang. We needed this to make the necessary changes for PR #2439 but we are not yet happy with its current state (visually and code-wise). We want to reach out to you folks for help on this project. In case you are interested, please drop us a line via IRC on #ponylang on freenode or the Pony mailing list. Any help is much appreciated!

Pony Development Sync

Another Sync call took place on Wednesday January 31, 2018. Check out the recorded audio.

The next one is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 03:30 PM (GMT-05:00) America/New York via zoom. Join the Dev Mailing List to get all the details. We’d love to have you there.

RFCs

Pending

Final Comment Period

Active (Waiting for Implementation)

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

AUTHOR

Matthias Wahl

Matthias is a mediocre programmer who is obsessed with lightweight concurrency primitives and property based testing. Secret Superpowers include: Confusing people on IRC.