Stellar Dev Digest: Issue #11

Rob Durst
Rob Durst
Aug 23, 2019 · 4 min read

Hey y’all! It’s about that time of the week again. Welcome to another issue of the Stellar Dev Digest, a weekly recap of all things related to the development of the Stellar Network.

What is Stellar? Stellar is a platform that connects banks, payments systems, and people. Integrate to move money quickly, reliably, and at almost no cost.

Call to Action — Stellar Developers Survey

This is your chance to:

  • Brag about the cool stuff you’re working on
  • Rant and let SDF know how you really feel
  • Describe anything you think the ecosystem needs and currently lacks

You can find a link to the survey here.

Featured Developer Posts and News from the Week

  • Even developers can be scammed, be careful — Reminder
  • Wonder what StellarX is up to? — Full Reddit AMA
  • Kolten is back at it again with his nifty and approachable Python Stellar tutorials, this time for streaming ledger data — Check it out

Application of the Week

This is a very early stage project (so if you just furiously typed: rustup update, git clone, cargo run, hold your 🐎). So far they have begun with a wip implementation of the networking/overlay subsystem. This is certainly a very ambitious project, nevertheless, a huge step forward for the Stellar ecosystem as a whole… as they say, one small step for stroopy, one giant leap for all lumenauts.

Regardless of the eventual completion of this implementation, this trio of rustaceans is already moving the ecosystem forward by instigating a process for defining a spec for Stellar-core. This is quite significant!

If you know rust and are interested in helping out, there are a few open issues here to get started with.

Interested in promoting your own project, or another exciting project in the ecosystem? If so, please make a submission here.

Updates from Stellar Core

All-in-all, eight pull requests were merged in the last week.

Calls for Participation

awesome-stellar (Markdown): A curated list of Stellar applications, blog posts, educational resources, tools, and more

Stellar Vanity Wallet Generator (Rust): generate Stellar vanity wallets

js-stellar-sdk (JavaScript): Stellar’s main Stellar client library for Javascript

Kelp (Go): a free and open-source trading bot for the Stellar universal marketplace

Stellar Go Monorepo (Go): Stellar’s public monorepo of go code

State of the Developer Ecosystem

  • A totally new, super cool ingestion system
  • An experimental, improved path finding endpoint
  • A new get offers by account id endpoint


  • SDF Frontend Engineer (New York) Apply
  • SDF Senior Platform Engineer (San Francisco) Apply
  • SDF Senior Core Engineer (San Francisco) Apply
  • SDF Senior Platform Engineer (New York) Apply
  • SDF Software Integration Engineer (San Francisco) Apply

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Disclaimer: this is entirely an endeavor of my own, in no way, shape or form endorsed by or a result of my employment with the Stellar Development Foundation.

The Stellar Dev Digest

A weekly newsletter for the Stellar Network developer Ecosystem.

Rob Durst

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Rob Durst

Lumenaut. Mule. Software Engineer.

The Stellar Dev Digest

A weekly newsletter for the Stellar Network developer Ecosystem.

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