Holochain & Holo Weekly Roundup 42 — January 3

Jan 3 · 3 min read

If you’d like to dive deeper into everything happening at Holochain and Holo, please check out this week’s links below:

Dev Pulse 61 - Holochain’s Full Chain Validation & Holoscape’s Major UX Upgrade
On the heels of the recent Holochain Core releases, which have removed obstacles to running apps over the public internet, in release 0.0.41-alpha3, we’ve turned our attention back to improving performance, enhancing the developer experience, and supporting our automated testing infrastructure. We’re highlighting two significant changes that come with this release — the integration of hApp bundles and offline full chain validation. Holoscape release 0.0.5-alpha has also had some performance gains, thanks to the new conductor, as well as many UI fixes and improvements. Developers will enjoy some nice features, in particular, a much more robust debug view.

Have you read our Holochain Core Concepts? This is a great read, whether you’re a beginner or expert, to understand Holochain better.

Are you a part of the Holochain Dev Forum? It is a great place to join discussions with developers and other community members about all thing Holochain. You can sign up here!

Read all the latest Holochain articles on the Holochain Blog


HoloPorts have started shipping and arriving to the community. Watch this video to see how far we’ve gone! The Closed Alpha Testing has begun!

Check out our Official HoloPort Unboxing Video here

HoloPort owners who have confirmed shipment: please look out for invite email to the Holo Forum! Official forum link: http://forum.holo.host
Only HoloPort owners are currently invited to participate in Closed Alpha testing.

HoloPorts have started shipping! Make sure you are prepared by reading our ever expanding HoloPort FAQs & this thread for info on shipping and much more.

What are you getting with your HoloPort? Watch here to learn more!

Next Steps for Holo Hosting’ — article is looking backward and forward at Holo development. We’re highlighting recent updates to the Holo Hosting App and Nix packages, as well as much more.

David Atkinson was on the Both/And podcast to talk about Holochain vs. blockchain, systems thinking, biomimicry, scalability, decentralization, potential applications, and more. You can listen to it here.

In case you missed our Telegram Q&A, we made a recap just for you.

Upcoming Events:

Hackathon in Portugal January 10–12 stay tuned for details & registration

Dev Camp #6 happening from 22nd to February 19th! Apply here

NYC Hackathon Jan 31-Feb 2nd stay tuned for details & registration

Australian Hackathon in Feb stay tuned for details & registration

As always, if you have general questions about Holo, Holochain, or HoloPorts — or want to join our enthusiastic community — the best place to start is on our Holo Telegram Chat and Holochain Forum

If you have specific questions or any technical issues regarding Holo, you can read more, or contact us directly at https://help.holo.host.


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