Pony : (Not) Yet Another Programming Language

Java, Scala, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Go, Clojure, Swift, Rust, Haskell… ARRRRRGH! What the heck is Pony?

Pony is a new open-source, object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high performance language. Come learn about why you want to learn more about it.

Pony has been designed to be a modern programming language that takes many of the ideas of other advanced programming languages to solve the problems of the future.

Pony is mathematically proven to be type safe. It has no pointers, buffer overruns, unhanded exceptions, data races or deadlocks. If your program compiles, it won't have these problems.

This isn't an Ivory Tower language, however. It follows the advice of Dick Gabriel to “get-stuff-done”.

Learning about new programming languages can change the way you think whether you use them or not. Pony definitely falls into that category, but perhaps you'll look for ways of using it once you do.

About Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.

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