A developer is an individual who creates or develops a product or service. He or she writes, debugs, and executes a software application’s source code. Software engineers, computer programmers, software developers, programmers, software coders are all known as developers.
Many developers use one programming language or more to create their products. They may operate on their own or with a team and may develop part or all of a product. Organizations like Google and Microsoft hire many developers, given the difficulty of the services they develop and offer to users. However, in this article, we will be making references more to blockchain developers.
A project named Cartesi is taking the programming and software developing world by storm. They are utilizing the Linux infrastructure to easily develop products and services in the digital world.
What Cartesi Offers
In clearer terms, Cartesi is a decentralized platform that tackles the technical scalability and infrastructure development problems for the decentralized internet, whilst using the Linux infrastructure. Blockchain applications can be coded with today’s expansive domain of mainstream software layers with Cartesi. Applications operate off-chain, with Cartesi’s strict security assurances but safe of its computing constraints and high costs. Here, there is no isolated software application built-in.
Popular desktop/mobile and web apps today are dependent on multiple software frameworks that have taken decades to grow on operating systems such as Linux. Cartesi introduces this software groundwork to blockchain applications. However, blockchain apps can’t use standard software and databases without Cartesi, unless they are willing to abandon decentralization.
In addition to being hindered by inadequate software infrastructure, decentralized apps suffer tight limits also for on-chain processing. As such, they are hardly capable of offering a convincing alternate solution to centralized mainstream applications. They are always difficult to create and restricted to developers and users of DApps. Cartesi solves these problems by:
- Providing developers with software and tools supported by a full Linux OS;
- Taking care of all the heavy computation that result to huge volume of data which ordinarily blockchains can’t handle;
- Providing services and a token economy that enables users to rely securely on the network and roam free on the blockchain without technical inconveniences.
To simply put, we can have standard real computations running off-chain on a Linux system via Cartesi, in a manner that is provable by the blockchain. Decentralized application users can reach consensus off-chain and Cartesi uses the blockchain as a supreme court, addressing and penalizing dishonest parties when there is an attempt to fraudulently compute. In a situation whereby these conflict resolutions arise, the blockchain executes an immersive resolution process and is left with an insignificant amount of data to execute a single step of the initial computation. That occurs to the blockchain at a rather negligible expense. Cartesi is able to connect to different blockchains thereby promoting interoperability and securely transferring data and value across chains. But anyway, contrary to some popular Layer-2 approaches, Cartesi does not allow members to remain online and interact always. Cartesi is thus a platform that allows users to enjoy the benefits of decentralization.
In conclusion, without the technology that Cartesi is bringing to the ecosystem, it might be difficult to visualize a future for DApps. Cartesi aims to provide a standardized web platform that is easier for developers to build on and provides a user interface similar to Internet apps. The team at Cartesi is actively working to make it as seamless as possible to onboard mainstream developers that would be building DApps on top of the platform including the ones that are not even familiar with blockchains before. This they are planning to achieve by creating a series of comprehensive tutorials, running meetups and hackathons.
If this article has triggered a thought of a potential use case for your company or you are interested in becoming a developer on Cartesi, then you can reach out to us on telegram and stay tuned!
Article Written by Helen IMAH – Cartesi Nigerian Ambassador