Last Week in Pony - September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 09, 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

Pony Language Server has been created to implement a Language Server for Pony. This will allow for a rich editing experience when using VSCode (I think other editors and IDEs also have ways to use LSP plugins as well). Think IntelliSense, type info and docs on hover, go to definition, find references, syntax error highlighting, etc. Tools like this are a huge boon to newcomers to the language, and having this could really help with adoption.

I’ll be working on this to start - I have extensive experience with Javascript and Typescript so I am a great fit to start work on the Client side of the project. But I need help with the server side, so please reach out to me (anthony.bullard@gmail.com) or @SeanTAllen if you are interested.

RFCs

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

Approved RFCs

RFC #58 aka “Partial Arithmetic” has been merged to master and will be in the next Pony release. That release is currently on hold as @mfelsche is still working on tutorial and documentation updates related to RFC #58.

AUTHOR

Josh Horwitz

Josh has worked in many different fields in the past, from farming to finance. Currently, he is working in the Oil and Gas industry creating the self-driving car of oil wells.