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People of Parity: Bastian Köcher

October10 04, 2020 in

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People of Parity: Bastian Köcher

In 2017, Bastian Köcher, aka “Basti,” applied for a job he thought was for a C++ developer. It turned out they were looking for someone to code in the new Rust programming language. So he said, “Fine, I’ll learn it…

Introducing the Substrate Builders Program

December12 11, 2019 in

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Introducing the Substrate Builders Program

Substrate is the framework for building blockchains. It is extensive, modular, and open source, and allows you to build any blockchain, whether independent or connected through the Polkadot network. There are many…

Rust 2020

November11 29, 2019 in

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Rust 2020

What the developers at Parity would like to see happen in Rust in 2020. At Parity we have been on board the Rust train from very early on. Aside from a few specific exceptions, our entire codebase is in Rust - including…

Why libp2p?

February2 06, 2019 in

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Why libp2p?

If you have been following the development of Polkadot , Ethereum 2.0 or Substrate , you may have heard of libp2p . Libp2p is a network framework that allows you to write decentralized peer-to-peer applications…

Engineering at Parity: What it's like

August8 21, 2018 in

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Engineering at Parity: What it's like

What's it like to work at Parity? Here at Parity we pride ourselves on being an open source company. We build open source software and operate in the open with all code and issue management. Many people have asked us…

Why Rust?

July7 03, 2018 in

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Why Rust?

Programming is hard. Not because our hardware is complex, but simply because we're all humans. Our attention span is limited, our memory is volatile—in other words, we tend to make mistakes. Computers and software are…

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