Welcome to the 3rd issue of The Kadena Tech Bulletin!
Whether you’re already familiar with Kadena or just learning about it for the first time, the Kadena Tech Bulletin provides a short technical overview of how we are revolutionizing the blockchain industry one block at a time. From Pact to Chainweb to how we are refining our builder onboarding process, we’ll be providing our community of builders and developers with all the updates and tools to help grow and scale their projects in our ever-growing ecosystem.
Here’s what happened over the last month:
Pact 4.7 has officially been released! This update brings some exciting enhancements and fixes, including but not limited to :
Formal verification fixes
Additional native functions
Type checker fixes
Official Github Link: https://github.com/kadena-io/pact/releases/tag/v4.7.0
We are thrilled to announce the release of KDA Command Line Tool, your all-in-one automation solution for everything Kadena. KDA Tools makes it easy to do the following:
Construct transactions across multiple chains using transaction templates
Conveniently create transactions from personalized templates stored in a configurable public GitHub repo
Sign transactions with both plain ED25519 key pairs or with Chainweaver-compatible HD keys
Sign transactions using the Kadena wallet signing API
Sign transactions with your local chainweaver keys directly by entering your password
Easily test, send, and poll results on the blockchain for multiple transactions
Other basic operations for interacting with nodes
Get ready to experience a new level of efficiency and productivity with KDA Command Line Tool!
Official Github Link: https://github.com/kadena-io/kda-tool#readme
The Pact Core Concepts series is a 3-part companion guide to the Real World Pact repository, written by Thomas Honeyman, senior engineer at Awake Security. The series teaches the essential concepts needed to write and test Pact programs on the scalable Chainweb blockchain.
For the Full Series: :
The Language Server Protocol (LSP) is a protocol developed by Microsoft to standardize the communication between development tools, such as the editors and IDEs. By leveraging the LSP, Kadena provides a better user experience and increased support for the development of secure contracts within the developer’s preferred integrated development environment.
Official Github Link: https://github.com/kadena-io/pact-lsp
Article: Language Server Support for Pact
A few weeks ago, we hosted our very first Kadena Academy workshop, Getting Started with KadenaJs, with Davy Engone. If you missed this workshop, be sure to stay connected with us through our social media channels for updates on our upcoming workshops!
In the coming weeks, the Kadena team will be focusing on the release of a much-anticipated update for Chainweb and dedicating their efforts towards bringing Pact to Web2.
As Kadena continues to push the boundaries of innovation and continues to evolve, we look forward to providing builders with regular Tech Bulletins so that you can continue to develop with the latest cutting edge technology. Be sure to follow our social channels and stay tuned for more exciting news and updates from the Kadena Team!