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Stellar Dev Digest: Issue #27

Upcoming Testnet Reset, Stellar Podcasts, Build Your Own Stellar Wallet Workshop.

Featured Developer Posts and News from the Week

  • 🎤 We just launched the Stellar Community Podcast, a weekly show hosted by Tyler van der Hoeven (and sometimes me). — Listen to episode 1 here!
  • Another great podcast, Inside Stellar with Brian Goldberg, also has a new episode featuring Frederick Rezeau, creator of everyone’s favorite Stellar gaming platform, Litemint. — Listen here.
  • SDF is hosting a “Build Your Own Stellar Wallet” workshop in San Francisco on February 19. It’ll cover everything you need to know to build a fully-functional Stellar wallet. — RSVP here.
  • StellarX / StableCoin Corp announced the launch of BTC and ETH anchors. — Find more info here.
  • StellarExpert launched two new validators, completing their fault-tolerant three-member quorum set, and further increasing the decentralization and resilience of the network. 2019 was “a spectacular year in terms of decentralization,” they write in the announcement. Here’s to continuing that trend in 2020!— Read more.
Credit: lightnet.io

Updates to Stellar Protocol (CAPs) and Ecosystem (SEPs)

Core Advancement Proposals (CAP) and Stellar Ecosystem Proposals (SEP) are a formal way of documenting proposed standards to improve various aspects of the Stellar Network. These function similar to EIPs and BIPs from the Ethereum and Bitcoin communities respectively. CAPs and SEPs represent the culmination of open discussions that you can join by signing up for the Stellar Developer Google Group.

Active Discussions

There was no hot topic to single out on the dev mailing list this week, so I’ll highlight a few ongoing conversations instead:

Merged PRs

Three PRs were merged on the CAP and SEP front this week:

Calls for Participation

Want to contribute to Stellar but don’t know where to start? The repositories below have a handful of beginner friendly PRs for you to take on!

  • Account Viewer (JavaScript: 5 Open Issues): a simple tool to view an account on the Stellar network and make transactions from it.
  • JavaScript SDK (JavaScript: 8 Open Issues): a Javascript library for communicating with a Stellar Horizon server used for building Stellar apps either on Node.js or in the browser.
  • Js-Stellar-Base (JavaScript: 2 Open Issues): the lowest-level Stellar helper library. It consists of classes to read, write, hash, and sign the xdr structures that are used in stellar-core. This is an implementation in JavaScript that can be used on either Node.js or web browsers.
  • Go MonoRepo (Go: 12 Open Issues): the home for all of the public go code produced by SDF. In addition to various tools and services, this repository is the SDK from which you may develop your own applications that integrate with the stellar network.
  • Laboratory (JavaScript: 2 Open Issues): a suite of tools to help you learn about exploring the Stellar network.
  • Vanity Address Generator (Rust: 3 Open Issues): a simple CLI tool to generate Stellar vanity addresses.
  • SDF Senior Software Engineer (Platform) (San Francisco) Apply
  • SDF Site Reliability Engineer (Asia-Pacific) Apply
  • SDF Software Engineer (Integration) (San Francisco) Apply
  • SDF Software Engineer (Platform) (San Francisco) Apply
  • SDF Software Engineer (Platform) (New York City) Apply

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Did I Miss Something?

If you found that something from this issue is missing or inaccurate reach out to me (kolten) on Keybase and I’ll make sure to fix it 👍

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