IPFS Weekly 39

by Jenn Turner on 2019-04-23

Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identity. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Since that’s a pretty large scope, we track development across the ecosystem in this weekly dispatch.

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Here are some of the highlights since the last IPFS Weekly.

The latest

go-ipfs 0.4.20 released

Highlights from the latest release of the Go implementation, go-ipfs, include support for Docker commands, a major WebUI release, some improved and new commands, plus perf and reliability improvements. Read the full release notes on the IPFS blog.

Introducing IPFS-lite: embeddable, lightweight IPFS-network peer for IPLD applications

Last week, Hector Sanjuan shared IPFS-lite, an embeddable, lightweight IPFS-network peer for IPLD applications. It allows to ipfs-ify any libp2p application but also to run lightweight embedded peers that can read and write files to IPFS but not do all the other things. Read more about IPFS-lite.

go-ds-crdt: A distributed key-value store implementation for IPFS

go-ds-crdt is the new datastore backend for the IPFS Cluster shared state. go-ds-crdt provides a distributed key-value store using CRDTs and implements the Datastore interface. The idea is that any datastore can now be replaced by a replicated datastore. Read more about go-ds-crdt.

Storage Driver: Add an IPFS driver

Earlier this week, Docker received a pull request to add an IPFS storage driver to the Docker registry. The pr would allow for a swarm of Docker registries to share an underlying, content-addressed storage layer out of the box. Pretty exciting stuff!

Meet Pedro Santos, developer of Discussify

Next week, the IPFS Weekly call welcomes Pedro Santos, a front-end developer holding Advanced Studies (3rd cycle) in Informatics Engineering (having already completed his first year in the Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering). Pedro graduated in Computer Engineering from the Integrated Masters in Informatics and Computing Engineering, at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). Pedro is joining the weekly call to present a walkthrough on IPFS and Discussify’s browser extension app. Don’t miss it!

IPFS in the wild

Do you follow IPFS on Twitter? For the latest mentions of IPFS in the news, check our Twitter feed or see the latest articles on Awesome IPFS.

Updates and new releases

See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.

Join us at the first ever IPFS Camp

IPFS Camp is taking place June 27th-30th in beautiful Barcelona. Meet the core developers and contributors to the IPFS project, community leaders, and builders on of the Distributed Web, but only if you register to attend. Registration is open now!

Coming up in the Community

Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.io? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.

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