New version of TryOCaml in beta!

Authors: Louis Gesbert
Date: 2020-03-16
Category: Tooling

We are happy to announce that our venerable "TryOCaml" service is being retired and replaced by a new, modern version based upon our work on Learn-OCaml.

Try it here

The new interface provides an editor panel besides the familiar top-level, error and warning positions highlighting, the latest OCaml release (4.10.0), local storage of your session, and more.

The service is still in beta, so it would be helpful if you could tell us about any hiccups you may encounter on the Discuss thread.

Let's read the testimony of Sylvain Conchon about our new version of TryOCaml:

“TryOCaml saved our lives in Paris Saclay in these times of social distancing. I teach functional programming with OCaml to my Y2 Bachelor’s Degree students. With the quarantine in place, we weren’t able to host the practical assignment in the machine room as usual, so we decided the students would do the exam at home. However, many of our students use Windows on which setting up OCaml is a hassle, or otherwise encountered problems while setting up the OCaml environment. We invited our students to use try-ocaml instead! Many have and the exam went really smoothly.”

About OCamlPro:

OCamlPro is a R&D lab founded in 2011, with the mission to help industrial users benefit from state-of-the art programming languages like OCaml and Rust.

We design, create and implement custom ad-hoc software for our clients. We also have a long experience in developing and maintaining open-source tooling for OCaml, such as Opam, TryOCaml, ocp-indent, ocp-index and ocp-browser, and we contribute to the core-development of OCaml, notably with our work on the Flambda optimizer branch.

Another area of expertise is that of Formal Methods, with tools such as our SMT Solver Alt-Ergo (check our Alt-Ergo Users'). We also provide vocational trainings in OCaml and Rust, and we can build courses on formal methods on-demand. Please reach out, we'll be delighted to discuss your challenges: or book a quick discussion.