Holochain Dev Pulse 18 — All Eyes on Holo Closed Alpha

All Eyes on Holo Closed Alpha

Holochain Design
Mar 5 · 7 min read

Summary

Highlights

Holochain Dev Pulse Feb 25 — March 4 2019

Details

1. Learning to Dance: Holochain and Holo Progress

Holochain is the cornerstone of our work; it is the engine that powers the distributed Internet we’re trying to build. It powers the HoloFuel currency, the Holo Hosting and Service Log apps that allow hosts to manage their devices and get paid for their services, and all the hApps with which the world will soon fall in love — abandoning centralized services in droves. 😉

three teams about to level up their dancing skills
The journey has been a long one

2. Data Integrity: Moving Towards More Consistent Validation

Deterministic validation

Validators now hold links in a ‘pending’ state until they receive their base entry. This is the first step in a new approach to deterministic validation, and we’re considering making it possible for entries that depend on other entries as well.

3. Build Process Improvement: Removal of ZeroMQ

We’ve finally removed ZeroMQ from both Holochain-Core and the networking layer, opting instead for a local WebSocket connection. Rust and Node.JS — the platform on which we’re building the prototype networking layer — both have good support for WebSocket and it’s quite fast. This means that Windows builds now pass with flying colors!

4. Developer Features: Delete/Update Gossiping Over Network

Distributed Hash Table

5. Leveraging the Right Skills: Challenges and Lessons Learned

leveraging the right skills

Our skills and passions lie in solving the problems central to Holochain, not in the auxiliary problems. Fighting a CI server, getting a third-party library to build, or doing QA on release binaries is not core to our offering, but it still needs to be done.

So we’ve finally committed to hiring a DevOps Engineer and a Product Owner & Release Coordinator.

6. Building an App/Platform on Holochain? We want to hear from you!

Holo Alpha is Within Reach

Stack Overflow: Expand the Holochain Knowledge Base

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Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Data is about remembering our lived and shared experiences. Distributing the storage and processing of that data can change how we coordinate and interact. www.holochain.org

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Holochain

Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Data is about remembering our lived and shared experiences. Distributing the storage and processing of that data can change how we coordinate and interact. www.holochain.org