Last Week in Pony - December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 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 0.21.0 released

Merry Christmas everybody!

We managed to slip the new Release 0.21.0 of Ponyc into your christmas stocking.

This is one of the biggest releases so far, containing tons of bugfixes, some really sweet additions and even some breaking changes. So unwrapping … errrh … updating is highly recommended. But the greatest feature of them all in this release is definitely the Generalised Runtime Backpressure.

The Release Blog Post contains all the gory details.

Items of note

  • Ponycheck 0.2.0 has been released. Ponycheck is a library for property based testing for Pony. With this release Ponycheck supports compositional shrinking. If you ask yourself what the heck that means (like me), check out the Release Notes

  • Another Week, another Pony Development Sync Call. Those calls are public and if you’d like to join and bring up a burning topic, just join the Dev Mailing List to get all the details. We’d love to have you on board to discuss your issues and/or ideas. Here is the Recorded Audio for last weeks Call.

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.