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Release of DAML SDK 1.6.0

DAML SDK 1.6.0 has been released on October 15th 2020. You can install it using: daml install latest Note: The 1.6.0 RCs had an issue when migrating from pre-1.0.0 ledgers. This is fixed in the stable release. There are no changes requiring changes for existing applications. However we have fixed a bug in DA.Date.date which

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Public Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

I try hard to differentiate between what people mean when they talk about “blockchain”s. In my view calling a public blockchain and a distributed ledger by the same blanket term is about as informative as calling SQL, MongoDB, and an Excel spreadsheet a “database”. It’s technically correct but very uninformative. So I’d like to try

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When Failsafes Fail and What to do About it

In common legacy systems supporting mission-critical networks that simply cannot go down, there’s often some form of failover system. In a recent real world case the Tokyo Stock Exchange experienced this type of outage, their primary system went down and that triggered a failover to a secondary system which also failed. In another the US’s

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Release of DAML SDK 1.5.0

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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Community Update – September 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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Announcing DAML SDK 1.4.0

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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Release of DAML SDK 1.4.0

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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Announcing DAML SDK 1.3.0

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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Reading DAML Smart Contracts for Non-Programmers

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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The Privacy Tradeoff

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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