Video of my Polyconf’17 talk about Pony.
Erlang and rust are among my favorite languages, so this seems like something I should play with a bit :)
Pony is a pretty interesting language, i really enjoyed reading the paper. Definitely on the “to learn next” list.
If you run into trouble, you can ping us on IRC, mailing list or twitter. I think you’ll find it a very welcoming community.
I have been bugging you on irc for a couple of weeks now :)
I’m good with faces. Not so good with nicks and names.
An honest discussion of when Pony is a good idea and when it is not, very nice.
We aim to be honest about such things. It’s also right on the website:
Nice talk! Pony is definitely one of the languages I am keeping my eye on.
We are a young language with plenty of rough edges. When you give it a go, if you need help, feel free to reach out to me personally as well as through the help channel listed on the website: https://www.ponylang.org/learn/#getting-help
Reference capabilities are definitely one significant difference between Pony and mainstream programming languages. It can be hard to grasp initially, kind of like borrowing in Rust.