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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Pony

Pony is an actor-model, capabilities-secure, high-performance programming language. It’s object-oriented because it has classes and objects, like Python, Java, C++, and many other languages.

By capabilities-secure we mean that the language is type safe, memory safe, exception-safe, data-race free, and deadlock-free.

Pony is an ahead-of-time (AOT) compiled language. There is no interpreter nor virtual machine. It’s compatible with C.

The language is published under the BSD 2-Clause “Simplified” License.

Here’s our recommended tutorials to learn Pony.


1. Pony Tutorial (Official Documentation)

This tutorial is aimed at people who have some experience programming already. It doesn’t really matter if you know a little Python, or a bit of Ruby, or you are a JavaScript hacker, or Java, or Scala, or C/C++, or Haskell, or OCaml: as long as you’ve written some code before, you should be fine.

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2. Introduction to the Pony programming language by Sean T Allen

Writing fast, safe, efficient, highly concurrent programs is not easy with most of our existing tools. “Fast, efficient, and highly concurrent” is an achievable goal, but throw in “safe,” and things get a lot harder.

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3. A brief dive into the Pony programming language by Roberto Dip

This article focuses on the most interesting aspects of the language itself and how the code looks like.

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4. A quick look at the Pony Programming Language by Chris Double

This post is an outline of the author’s initial experiments with the language.

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