Monthly Roundup for Holo & Holochain
Monthly Roundup for April 2022
Happy #HoloMonday everyone! Thanks for taking the time to click in to the latest Monthly Roundup. We are already a quarter through the year, and both the Holo and Holochain teams are busy working hard. Check out exactly what we’ve been doing in the roundup below.
3 Milestones in 3 Months: Holo Update
On the Holo build out we’re really pleased with the fact that we passed 3 milestones in (less than) three months over the holidays. Here is a short description of those milestones as they appear on our roadmap, and why they matter. Below is a brief summary of each of the Milestones:
- Elemental Chat in Public Alpha
- HoloFuel Transactions Pre-release UX/UI
- HoloPort Registration Usability
Check out the *New* Holochain Roadmap
As Holo announced in their recent update, Holochain now has a public roadmap. I’m thoroughly excited about this, and I sincerely hope it helps you, dear hApp developers, get an idea of where we’re heading — and plan your development trajectory accordingly.
There are a lot of milestones planned, including ephemeral storage (non-permanent DHT data) and pub/sub (subscribe to DHT change events), but I want to call out one in particular that’s simultaneously the least and most interesting: Stable Validation.
Approaching Longitudinal hApp Testing
We’re getting close to the release of our next Holo milestone, Longitudinal hApp Testing. Elemental Chat will be tested on the Holo infrastructure with no pre-determined limit for how long we keep it available. This is a longevity test primarily for use by our biz dev team and other partners building hApps and to gather data about use over time. Following the initial release, additional hApps will be added to the infrastructure. This release sets us up for future publishing milestones where we’ll work with early adopter app developers who want to publish their hApps in a live test environment. We’ve recently updated Elemental Chat to a recent version of Holochain and we’re doing regression testing for minor changes.
Regular Holo Dev Updates on Twitter
If you are curious about the — hot from the press dev updates — those can be found on Holo Twitter.
Dev Pulse 117
This is a very short Dev Pulse; but Paul covers the changes in the Holochain release earlier in April. Good news, links have gotten some more changes (#1298, #1308), bringing us closer to the Holochain Resource Locators milestone. Now you can use headers as your link base or target, without having to re-type them to entry hashes (which worked but felt kinda hacky to me). But not only that — you can now use external hashes as well!
Read the whole Dev Pulse here.
Agent Key Stability in Holochain
Watch a clip from the latest AMA where Erik Harris-Braun talks about what agent key stability looks like on Holochain.
Ecosystem Session with IOEN
Rust In Blockchain Newsletter
Watch AMA #50 Replay
Watch the replay of AMA #50 with Art, Erik and David from earlier this month. During this AMA, we kept the conversation more dev focused than usual! Come take a peek and see what the team had to say.
Join the Holo Team
We’re Hiring! Holo is excited to continue our mission by expanding our team. Check out the open positions below:
- Software Project Manager — Holo EMEA
- Junior Software Tester
- Project Manager — Holochain Component
- Front-End Web App Developer
Interested in building a hApp? Join the Holochain Developer Forum and start your journey!
Happy Holo Monday everyone, see you next month :)
— Sarah @ Holo