Monthly Roundup for Holo & Holochain

Monthly Roundup for April 2022

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Happy #HoloMonday everyone! Thanks for taking the time to click in to the latest Monthly Roundup. We are already a quarter through the year, and both the Holo and Holochain teams are busy working hard. Check out exactly what we’ve been doing in the roundup below.

3 Milestones in 3 Months: Holo Update

On the Holo build out we’re really pleased with the fact that we passed 3 milestones in (less than) three months over the holidays. Here is a short description of those milestones as they appear on our roadmap, and why they matter. Below is a brief summary of each of the Milestones:

  • Elemental Chat in Public Alpha
  • HoloFuel Transactions Pre-release UX/UI
  • HoloPort Registration Usability

Check out the *New* Holochain Roadmap

As Holo announced in their recent update, Holochain now has a public roadmap. I’m thoroughly excited about this, and I sincerely hope it helps you, dear hApp developers, get an idea of where we’re heading — and plan your development trajectory accordingly.

There are a lot of milestones planned, including ephemeral storage (non-permanent DHT data) and pub/sub (subscribe to DHT change events), but I want to call out one in particular that’s simultaneously the least and most interesting: Stable Validation.

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Approaching Longitudinal hApp Testing

We’re getting close to the release of our next Holo milestone, Longitudinal hApp Testing. Elemental Chat will be tested on the Holo infrastructure with no pre-determined limit for how long we keep it available. This is a longevity test primarily for use by our biz dev team and other partners building hApps and to gather data about use over time. Following the initial release, additional hApps will be added to the infrastructure. This release sets us up for future publishing milestones where we’ll work with early adopter app developers who want to publish their hApps in a live test environment. We’ve recently updated Elemental Chat to a recent version of Holochain and we’re doing regression testing for minor changes.

Regular Holo Dev Updates on Twitter

If you are curious about the — hot from the press dev updates — those can be found on Holo Twitter.

Dev Pulse 117

This is a very short Dev Pulse; but Paul covers the changes in the Holochain release earlier in April. Good news, links have gotten some more changes (#1298, #1308), bringing us closer to the Holochain Resource Locators milestone. Now you can use headers as your link base or target, without having to re-type them to entry hashes (which worked but felt kinda hacky to me). But not only that — you can now use external hashes as well!

Read the whole Dev Pulse here.

Agent Key Stability in Holochain

Watch a clip from the latest AMA where Erik Harris-Braun talks about what agent key stability looks like on Holochain.

Ecosystem Session with IOEN

Watch the Eco Sessions replay with Mike Gamble, Simon Wilson, and Phil Beadle on the @IOEN_tech. Watch here!

Rust In Blockchain Newsletter

RiB Newsletter #34

Watch AMA #50 Replay

Watch the replay of AMA #50 with Art, Erik and David from earlier this month. During this AMA, we kept the conversation more dev focused than usual! Come take a peek and see what the team had to say.

Join the Holo Team

We’re Hiring! Holo is excited to continue our mission by expanding our team. Check out the open positions below:

Software Project Manager — Holo EMEA

Junior Software Tester

Project Manager — Holochain Component

Interested in building a hApp? Join the Holochain Developer Forum and start your journey!

If you have general questions about Holo, Holochain, or HoloPorts — or want to join our community — the best place to start is on our Twitter, Holochain, or Holo Reddits.

For specific questions or any technical issues regarding Holo or HoloPorts, you can read more, or contact us directly at

Happy Holo Monday everyone, see you next month :)

— Sarah @ Holo

About Holo

Holo is a distributed cloud hosting marketplace for peer-to-peer apps built on Holochain. We're helping to build a better Web.

Holo is to cloud hosting what Airbnb was to hotels—anyone can become a host by turning their computer into a source of revenue, getting paid in HoloFuel for hosting peer-to-peer applications to the legacy web. By hosting P2P apps, you support a web that empowers your peers and communities.

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