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Core Blockchain Testing | Züs Debrief (December 22, 2021)

Chad Hanson
December 22, 2021
News & Updates

Welcome back to another week! A smaller update this week as some developers have taken some early holiday (their first break in many months). Even with the holidays around the corner, the majority of the Züs team continues to be hard at work. We continue to make progress with application UI updates and core blockchain testing. As the year comes to an end, we will pause the Weekly Debrief articles until the first week of January despite the team’s continued efforts on all fronts (I, too, am taking a break). We want to thank you all for the support throughout this year and we look forward to a strong start to 2022!

Non-Dev Updates

As the dev team continues to make great progress with core features and implementing UI updates. We continue to plan and collaborate on building out the explorer page. In addition, we have begun the process of confirming the Active Set status. We do this in preparation for continued core blockchain testing of the base layer. While we make progress towards Active Set testing, we have begun to prepare materials for our Service Desk which will offer a variety of Knowledge Articles for simple onboarding of service providers, addressing common issues, and FAQ.

For those who missed the AMA with CEO Saswata Basu, make sure to check it out here.

Development Team Updates

Some great success this week with our load testing showing improving stability. Also, we see greater efficiency of our storage layer in conjunction with the blockchain layer. Our recent updates to automated testing have resulted in the identification and subsequent fix of three potential bugs that could have been added with new code pushes, highlighting the successful improvements to our process. The team also has begun internal planning of packaging and pushing new public releases across all our public repos — more to come in the new year.

The 0Box and 0Wallet teams continue to collaborate with the UI team to implement new updates and conduct regression testing. This ensures that the new UI is able to properly interact with the core features of our storage platform. In addition, the dev team is implementing API updates for the explorer page. This allows users to be able to quickly access metrics about our dStorage platform. Additionally, some commands have started being converted to our wasm layer. This means that they run natively and securely in your browser. Until now, all commands have relied on the 0proxy layer, which is less ideal and therefore will be deprecated before mainnet.

With the blockchain network running at a large cluster, the team continues to conduct testing which has resulted in a couple more updates over the past week. Recent updates addressed issues that could cause sharders to run slowly via high resource demand. Updates to json encoding processes enable sharders to reduce resource demand and improve speed resulting in an inherently more stable network. Additional updates were made as well as the beginning of implementing strategies for future blockchain updates. Further testing of the above changes proved to reduce network latency and improve stability with a full cluster of nodes.

Developer Resources

  • Interested in learning more about building on Züs or becoming a service provider? Check out our GitHub for access to repositories. Community ambassador Sculptex has created numerous tutorials to help get you started.
  • Need help navigating creating wallets, allocations, or joining as a blobber? Check out our documentation page.
  • Züs’ API endpoints use simple and intuitive HTTP requests to interact with the blockchain in order to send/retrieve information to and from miners, sharders, or blobbers in the active network

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