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Sep 9, 2020

Release of DAML SDK 1.5.0

By Anthony Lusardi
. Sep 9, 2020

DAML SDK 1.5.0 has been released on September 16th 2020. You can install it using: daml install latest There are no changes requiring migration. However we do recommend using DAML Script in favor of Scenarios going forward. Learn more about Script in the notes below. Interested in what’s happening in the DAML community and broader

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Sep 9, 2020

Community Update – September 2020

By Anthony Lusardi
. Sep 9, 2020

As mentioned last month we’re turning our former announcement post into a community update. Below you’ll find everything our community has been up to over the past month. Update: 1.5.0 has been released and you can read the full release notes here. What’s New in the Ecosystem Firstly we will be holding two community open

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Aug 4, 2020

Announcing DAML SDK 1.4.0

By Anthony Lusardi
. Aug 4, 2020

As always with the release announcement, we want to keep you updated on the broader DAML ecosystem and community. Indeed, over the last half year, this post and the associated email have progressively morphed more and more into a community update so from the September release it will be official: The monthly RC announcement will

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Aug 4, 2020

Release of DAML SDK 1.4.0

By Anthony Lusardi
. Aug 4, 2020

DAML SDK 1.4.0 has been released 12th August 2020. You can install it using: daml install latest This upgrade should require no action for almost all users. For a few special cases please see the Impact and Migration section below. Interested in what’s happening in the DAML community and broader ecosystem? If so we’ve got

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Jul 9, 2020

Announcing DAML SDK 1.3.0

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jul 9, 2020

Minor Delay This RC was expected to be marked stable on Wednesday 15th of July. However we will need to delay the release by one day to Thursday 16th of July. During RC testing, a regression was discovered that caused the ledger offset in transaction stream requests to not be observed properly in some corner

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agreement DAML SMART CONTRACTS

Jun 23, 2020

Reading DAML Smart Contracts for Non-Programmers

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jun 23, 2020

How do you read a programming language? And what do we mean by read, is reading just the words on the page or the comprehension of what the program intends, or the ability to reason about whether or not the program does what it intends. For most people they simply can’t reasonably read, comprehend, or

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privacy

Jun 2, 2020

The Privacy Tradeoff

By Anthony Lusardi
. Jun 2, 2020

In almost every facet of life we prefer the presence of privacy to the absence of it, or at least the choice of being private. In many cases privacy appears to be a given but we’re increasingly confronted with technological and practical tradeoffs. Everything is a tradeoff Privacy is impossible without tradeoffs. For example in

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DAML Database JSON mvp UI

Apr 14, 2020

Unbounded tech stacks with DAML

By Anthony Lusardi
. Apr 14, 2020

When you create an application you can be reasonably assured that the program starts and stops at its runtime with fairly flexible interfaces for data persistence such as relational SQL, document stores, key value stores, time series dbs, etc. So it comes as quite a shock to people when they write smart contracts and find that they’re …

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SMART CONTRACTS software authentication

Apr 7, 2020

Smart contracts are good. Let’s make them better.

By Anthony Lusardi
. Apr 7, 2020

Nick Szabo’s smart contract in DAML Smart contracts are an interesting concept that were first introduced by Nick Szabo in his seminal paper on smart contracts. The idea of representing agreements as code, making programs code more legible for non-programmers, and enforcing processes and agreements is quite attractive. But have we …

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SMART CONTRACTS software authentication

Mar 24, 2020

Centralized, distributed, decentralized, umm…what?

By Anthony Lusardi
. Mar 24, 2020

This is the first article in a series of posts covering everything from privacy, to smart contracts, to portability, and more concepts related to distributed systems.

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