2022 Issue 2

Issue #2 - March 30, 2022

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Why should you start programming with Ballerina?

Hear from Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder of Ballerina, as he discusses what makes Ballerina stand out compared to other programming languages in the market. Watch the below video, as Sanjiva explains how the language simplifies creating and consuming APIs and services for cloud-native application development and integration.

Why should you start programming with Ballerina?

Click here to watch via YouTube.

Latest release: Ballerina 2201.0.2 (Swan Lake)

Ballerina 2201.0.2 (Swan Lake) is the first patch release of Ballerina 2201.0.0 (Swan Lake) and it includes a new set of bug fixes to the compiler, runtime, standard library, and developer tooling.

If you haven’t done so already, download our latest release and give us your feedback via the Ballerina Slack channel. To see all the changes and improvements we’ve made so far, read our full release note announcement.

Featured article

Ballerina for full-stack developers: A guide to creating backend APIs

In this InfoQ article, WSO2 Senior Software Engineer, Imesha Sudasingha, gives a brief, but comprehensive overview of Ballerina's support for writing backend APIs for full-stack developers. He explains in detail on writing secure REST APIs including authorization and authentication, OpenAPI Tool, observability and support for persisting data. He further gives an overview of language’s other key features including the low-code aspect. Click here for the full article.

Upcoming events

Ballerina: A language to develop, consume and combine network services

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Join WSO2 Senior Director, Platform Architecture, Sameera Jayasoma, as he presents Ballerina at the San Francisco Java User Group meetup on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. (PDT). RSVP today to save your seat!

Videos

SLIIT FOSS community event

If you missed WSO2 Senior Technical Lead, Manuranga Perera’s introduction to Compiler Construction using Ballerina, you can watch the recording here. This virtual event took place on Thursday, March 10 and was organized by the SLIIT FOSS Community. During this session, Manuranga covered an overview of the Ballerina compiler design and choice that led us here, with a glimpse of future plans.

Cloud Native London Meetup

WSO2 Senior Director, Platform Architecture, Sameera Jayasoma presented at the March Cloud Native London Meetup, where he spoke about cloud native application development with Ballerina. He demonstrated unique features of the language with a live coding session at a virtual event which took place on Wednesday, March 2. Watch the recording here.

Featured Tweets

On this month’s Featured Tweets, we wish to spotlight @lepinekong, @derrick_nnaji and @RogerAlsing for using Ballerina and engaging with us on Twitter. Thanks again for your support!

Featured Tweets @lepinekong Featured Tweets @derrick_nnaji Featured Tweets @RogerAlsing

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Until next month,
The Ballerina Team


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