Last Week in Pony - July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 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 0.30.0 has been released! It contains a high-priority bug fix. Upgrading ASAP is recommended. Check out the release notes to learn more.

  • Recording of the July 23, 2019 Pony developer sync is available here.

  • Stable, our little dependency manager that could, has a new release out. See the 0.2.1 release notes for full details.

  • Pony-msgpack 0.2.1 has been released.

  • Do you ever visit the Pony Reddit? Have you gotten annoyed by the “equestria” spam that pops up from time to time? Rejoice! Sean T. Allen put his Reddit learning cap on and setup Auto-Moderator to immediately remove the “equestria” spam as soon as it is posted.

News and Blog Posts

  • Sean T. Allen:

    I will be giving a Pony tutorial at CodeMesh in London this November. Tickets are now on sale. There will be a second teacher as well (perhaps Sylvan again, but no promises are being made). Last year there was a great turn out and excellent reviews. Come experience it for yourself.

    Unlike last year, we will be doing an all-day session so you can get much deeper into learning Pony. Tutorial tickets are available via the CodeMesh LDN website.

  • Sean T. Allen:

    Hi all, I’m looking at setting up an all day “learn you some Pony” workshop some weekend in October in NYC. I would be myself and Jonathan Brown running the workshop, if you are interested in attending, let me know. I’m trying to gauge interest. You can reach me on the Pony Zulip or via email at sean@monkeysnatchbanana.com

  • Check out Josh Horwitz’s talk on Pony from Jun 29th, 2019 at Detroit Tech Watch conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlGSpYFntUU

RFCs

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

AUTHOR

Theo Butler

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