Holochain – Ceptr is pretty much ‘there’.

I love that I don’t go thru holochain docs and say “well, that’s gonna fail” or, “well that’s not true”, or “well, that’s bordering on fraud”.

Tho, I wish these people would include an architecture section on the site where they write pseudocode for basic transactions as they work thru the system, so that we don’t have to sit through hours of nonsense-jargon to deduce it, but … that said, I’m glad someone’s putting it together. My favorite part of Holochain is that are can write a GOOD UI, whereas with the various ‘coins’ it’s nearly impossible.

Secondly, I like that it’s a freaking ACCOUNTING system (Journal) rather than a BTC style LEDGER. I mean. YOu can build grownup applications that way.

( I could for example, improve our product (oversing/runcible) dramatically by basing it on Holochain. it would dramatically simplify the backend architecture, which, for all intents and purposes, consists of a single enormous journal->ledger class.

I played a very small part in the database replication era via MSFT. Replication and Federation have always been a problem. And as someone who builds tech for business and industry (usually user interface or marketing heavy) I like the problems the tech solves.

Now, when they produce a js, php, or python app framework, that’s the biggie. Because it will make the tech available to the masses of programmers (vs engineers). Building ‘plumbing’ is really boring…. Frameworks let you build whatever you want.

The first product that I “owned” (and only one) at microsoft was a suite of sample applications for developers. These were fully capable apps. And as I watched the universe of apps roll out, they were very frequently built on top of one of the sample apps or the libraries. Now, today we have app frameworks everywhere. And the data is pretty clear that the framework sells the technology.

So I’ll say that again: frameworks sell technology…..

( Something I wasn’t able to get thru to MSFT server and tools mgmt or the VS team. Even though there were advocates there at the time. This was something Borland and other tech companies understood. And it’s something that the framework producers understand. )

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