Weekly Update: W/C 22nd June, 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 64th of these updates, originally posted to Telegram.

Happy Friday everyone đź‘‹

This week the network team finished off the preparatory work required for the updates to the network backbone as we move to establish core services with a couple of new network partners, due online in the coming two weeks.

They also implemented a new method of building the network services, which allows us to build all versions of Host and Agent using a single machine, rather than requiring a machine for each arch type. This is a great step in reducing the time it takes to build for each device type.

A new method of updating CDN using an RPC call is being worked on. This is a more secure and faster approach vs. the current solution.

The way SSL certificates are generated and stored is being changed, removing the reliance on Consul as part of a shift away from the current heavy usage of the Consul KV store. As we’ve discussed previously, we’re migrating off of Consul entirely to a fully native solution for the network, allowing us to optimise performance and deliver functionality specific to the Edge use case.

We finished distributed the latest batch of TNC swap requests. A further batch will be prepared and processed next week.

And Cookalong TV went live! Built on our tech and running in the Edge (currently CDN, but soon DNS and in a beta of compute), the site hosts video cooking sessions with celebrities in aid of charity. Check it out on: https://cookalong.tv

They have loads of celebrities signed up… expect to see more on site from next week.

The build went from design to live in two weeks, which is a good indication of the pace possible on the stack.

And that’s it for this week. Enjoy your weekends.

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