primitive HelloWorld fun hello(): String => "Hello, World!"
Pony is an object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure programming language focused on geting stuff done.
It's object-oriented because it has classes and objects, like Python, Java, C++, and many other languages. It's actor-model because it has actors (similar to Erlang or Akka). These behave like objects, but they can also execute code asynchronously. Actors make Pony awesome. When we say Pony is capabilities-secure, we mean a few things:
Newcomers should start with the tutorial.Join the Pony track
Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.
These are a few of the 11 exercises on the Pony track. You can see all the exercises here.