Last Week in Pony - March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 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, or our Zulip community.

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Items of note

  • Pony 0.28.0 has been released. It’s considered a high-priority bug fix upgrade, so upgrading ASAP is recommended. More details are available in the release notes.

  • Audio for the March 19, 2019 Pony sync is here.

  • All recordings of Pony development sync meetings going back to the beginning are available without being behind a “paywall”. Check them out at https://sync-recordings.ponylang.io/r/.

  • We’re leaving Slack for the greener fields of permanent history on Zulip. Zulip is a lot like Slack so the adjustment should be fairly quick. The biggest difference, you have “streams” and “topics” rather than “channels”. Learn more at https://zulipchat.com/help/about-streams-and-topics and then join us in the new Ponylang Zulip.

  • We’ve shutdown our mailing lists since the traffic was minimal, especially after opening the Slack and later Zulip. The mailing list have been put into a read-only mode so they can be referenced in the future. If you occasionally used a Pony mailing list, we invite you to join us in our much more active Zulip community.

  • Have a fun problem you tackled with Pony? Show off your solution at the next Pony Virtual Users Group. Let us know if you’re interested on Zulip.

News and Blog Posts

  • We’re excited to announce that Josh Horwitz will be speaking at Detroit Tech Watch. Join Josh on a tour through Pony, which will allow you to write fast, safe, efficient and highly concurrent programs.

  • Andrew Turley updated the Pony Cheat Sheet to use the ponylang.io domain, include a Zulip link, show how to do doc strings, and fix an error. Go check it out if you haven’t already.

RFCs

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

Approved RFCs

  • RFC 62 for TCPConnection hard_close

AUTHOR

Theo Butler

Theo is a Pony contributor and student at Drexel University. His interests include persistent data structures, programming languages, and blues rock.