Last Week in Pony - December 22, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

We have quite a lot of exciting announcements this week. Releases for Ponyup and Corral are hot off the presses, we have a new committer, and more!

Items of note

  • Just a reminder, Pony is an all-volunteer project. We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed this year. You know who you are and what you’ve done. Thank you to each and every one of you.

  • We are happy to announce that the Pony organization has a new member with commit privileges. Ryan A. Hagenson has repeatedly impressed the core team with his thoughtfulness as he has worked to improve documentation. Welcome, @rhagenson!

  • Audio from the December 17, 2019 Pony sync is available here.

  • Version 0.3.1 of ponyup has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.3.0 of corral has been released. See the release notes for more details.

News and Blog Posts

  • On Wednesday January 8th, Pony core team member Sean T. Allen will be presenting Sylvan Clebsch paper “Deny Capabilities for Safe, Fast Actors” at Papers We Love NYC. RSVP to confirm your spot.

  • The most well-known Pony project is Wallaroo; a high-performance distributed stream processing framework written in Pony. AdExchanger recently published a short case study about work that Wallaroo Labs did building a data processing system for Pubmatic based on Wallaroo. If you are looking to get a Pony project off the ground at work, the Pubmatic study could make for a nice pairing with the Why we used Pony to write Wallaroo blog post that Wallaroo Labs published a couple of years ago.


macOS Pony users, we need your help!

Can you download the .tar.gz and give it a spin? If you run into any issues, please report on this issue:

https://github.com/ponylang/ponyc/issues/3432

If you don’t run, into any issues, can you stop by the Zulip and comment on this topic that it worked for you on whatever particular version of macOS that you are using?

https://ponylang.zulipchat.com/#narrow/stream/189934-general/topic/macOS.20users-.20we.20need.20you.20for.20testing

Download page:

https://cloudsmith.io/~ponylang/repos/nightlies/packages/detail/raw/ponyc-x86-64-apple-darwin.tar.gz/20191221/

Thanks everyone.


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AUTHOR

Theo Butler

Theo is a member of the Pony core team and student at Drexel University. His interests include persistent data structures, programming languages, and writing software while listening to Swancore.