Last Week in Pony - October 03, 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 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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Pony 0.19.2 Released

On sunday Pony 0.19.2 has been released. It is a bugfix release which contains a fix for a high priority bug that leads to segfaults in serialization. Upgrading is highly recommended. Have a look at the release blog post

Wallarooooooooo!

The folks over at WallarooLabs have open sourced their “ultrafast and elastic data processing engine” Wallaroo. As many of you might have heard, Wallaroo is written in Pony. It’s an excellent chance to explore a real world Pony codebase.

The release announcement is here: https://blog.wallaroolabs.com/2017/09/open-sourcing-wallaroo/

And the GitHub repo is here: https://github.com/wallaroolabs/wallaroo

Items of note

  • Stewart Gebbie announced a StatsD client for Pony on the mailing list.

This library provides the basic mechanisms for producing StatsD telemetry from Pony programme.

Go check it out on Github.

  • The Pony Kafka client pony-kafka from WallarooLabs has been updated to be compatible with the latest ponyc.

  • Another week, another pony development sync call. The call from September 27th 2017 has been recorded for your listening pleasure. Get the audio here. It features a Sean being Sean again and a light-headed promise to start a Guided Tour of the Standard Library in the tutorial.

  • We just discovered Paul LiĆ©tars report on formalizing generics in Pony is available online from imperial college. Check it out

RFCs

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.