Salesforce DX Platform Development

Salesforce DX is a new integrated experience designed for high-performance, end-to-end agile Salesforce development that is both open and flexible. Before Salesforce DX, all custom objects and object translations were stored in one large Metadata API source file. Salesforce DX solves this problem by providing a new source shape that breaks down these large source files [...]

How to setup and build Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Applications

This is an introduction to how to configure and launch the Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 permissioned blockchain network on an Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Machine on AWS. If you want to skip configuring the VM/images check out the IBM Bluemix Fabric managed service: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/blockchain/ Below is the command line steps in addition to links to additional guides on [...]

Web3, Solc, IPFS and IPLD

Web3: JavaScript API for interacting with the Ethereum Virtual Machine Solidity: Smart Contract Programming Language IPFS: Distributed File System This is a quick introduction to calling the Ethereum Virtual Machine using the web3 API, compiling Solidity Smart Contracts, and traversing content addressed data structures on the Interplanetary File System. These are some of the core [...]

2017

We are on the edge of the future - seeing the emergence of technology that we dreamed of years ago; AI powered bots, Holographic GUIs, autonomous vehicles, decentralized application networks. It's happening fast. There is new form of distributed world consciousness of truth in the internet, it enables people to come to distributed consensus about [...]

How to Build HoloApps

The Microsoft Hololens enables an entirely new immersive experience with computing. There is yet another digital layer that we have the ability to tap into and build upon. It is profound when you deploy a holographic model from your 2D computer to the 3D world. What makes the hololens different from other types of computing [...]

Chatbots

CryptoSlackBot: n. A bot that executes buy and sell orders on cryptocurrency exchanges. Aptbot: n. A bot that executes Quote-to-Cash functions from within messaging platforms. Do you want to build your own slack bot, universal bot, facebook messenger bot? Eventually list it as an App and publish the bot to a directory? Over the past [...]

CryptoTrends

This article is about what hasn't been in the headlines in the crypto space. By crypto space I mean: cryptographic currencies, decentralized ledgers, distributed consensus protocols and thee / a blockchain protocol. It is fast pace, riveting, real-time, global; it never sleeps. From the highly anticipated Halvening, to the Rise of Ethereum and the Fall of [...]

MicroSaas

This post is from my time at the Consensus 2016 Hackathon a few months ago. The consensus from the 2016 Hackathon was that smart contracts and decentralized applications will drive blockchain innovation and businesses into the future. This year’s hackathon was held in the heart of Times Square at Microsoft’s Technology Center. I would say [...]

Solidity and the Ethereum Virtual Machine

Welcome to the first decentralized global computational machine. Over the past couple weeks I have been reading the Homestead release notes, the Solidity Documentation, watching youtube videos about Ethereum; really just an all out effort on trying to understand what this protocol is and why it is a technological successor to Bitcoin. In trying to [...]

The Rise of Ethereum

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies are their biggest strength and their biggest weakness. Often this is the case with something that completely disrupts the status-quo. The fact that decentralized currencies are open source also creates a unique situation where that which is the best given path or fork in the long run must be agreed [...]