Welcome to IPFS Weekly 105
by Jenn Turner on 2020-09-16
Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System galaxy! 🚀
Our IPFS Case Study series is on Fleek 😎
See what we did there? Jokes aside, our latest edition of the case study series focuses on our friends at Fleek. Learn the history of Fleek, the benefits they see using IPFS, as well as a quick peek under the hood. Enjoy!
js-IPFS 0.50.0 shipped! 🎉🎉🎉
Earlier this week, js-ipfs officially reached version 0.50.0, adding the ability to share a node between multiple browser tabs and greatly improved pinning performance. It also includes quite a few new features, some API changes, and one breaking change you’ll want to review.
Quote of the week
What does your DEFI dev stack look like these days? Here's mine;— travis (@travisdmathis) September 8, 2020
- Buidler by @NomicLabs
- Ethers.js by @ethersproject
- Automated IPFS Deployments by @FleekHQ
- Svelte by @sveltejs
- Web3Modal by @web3modal
This setup is a game changer and makes for happy developers.
Added support for Nix already in progress
Obsidian Systems is adding support for IPFS to Nix, a package manager, but at its heart a general-purpose build tool, so that build products can be persisted to and fetched from IPFS. Learn how they have organized this work into two distinct phases (Milestone 1 was already achieved!) by reading the announcement.
Brand new on IPFS
- Qri recently released version 0.4.5 of the Qri Desktop app to add a small refactor to match new qri backend.
- The IPFS WebUI shipped v2.11.0 with too many new features and bug fixes to list here, check it out!
- Have you heard the IPFS Podcast? Listen to a recent episode featuring Project Lead Molly Mackinlay.
- The Ceramic Network got a brand new look. Visit their new site to get an update on their testnet and more.
People are building the coolest things with IPFS
Check out this recap on HackFS from the folks at ETHGlobal.
Galacteek, a multi-platform browser for the distributed web, is out with a new version, 0.4.33.
Kevin Zhang asks, how does the delegation chain help security and trust?
Tutorial: Easily add “ipfs://” URL support to any site for any browser
Learn how Infura is powering Nori’s Marketplace and API for Verified Carbon Removal
How to launch an NFT Sale on WAX: A Complete Guide
Check out this IPFS mirror of the Crypto Punks image
Join us Thursday for Decentralizing the Cloud
Later this week, we’ll be attending Decentralizing the Cloud: The Promise and Potential of Distributed Storage, hosted by our friends at Polkadot. Michelle Lee from Protocol Labs will be in attendance to discuss design patterns from Filecoin and other projects, and explore how and why they help us build the future of the decentralized web. Don’t miss it!
Job hunting? Work on IPFS!
Remote Senior Software Engineer: We are looking for talented engineers to help us design, build, and architect the most difficult parts of the Audius protocol—high availability services for decentralized replication of data, latency-sensitive distributed file transfers, Ethereum smart contracts, infrastructure, tooling, and more. Audius, Remote
UI Engineer: Come build scalable front-end applications, experiment with new technologies, and build beautiful products. Textile, Remote
Project Lead, libp2p: This is a unique opportunity to take ownership of a massively successful open source project and carry it through its next phase of growth. Protocol Labs, Remote
Senior Software Engineer Rust/Go: You would be working with our distributed team of engineers on new products, core protocols or client projects. Most of the work we do is or will eventually be open source. Equilibrium, Remote
Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️
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