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Behind the Scenes with "First Steps in DeFi: a Scrypto Tutorial"

2 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

It has been a week since my last blog post but I have a good excuse for the silence. I co-wrote a book. A short one I will admit, but still... As you may recall my last post featured a click bait style headline: Get Paid in Radix $XRD for Coding with...

Get Paid in Radix $XRD for Coding with Scrypto - Complete Step by Step Instructions

21 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The Radix team announced a developer incentive program that pays you in XRD for trying Scrypto. You can make up to $100 in XRD for making any non-trivial example and up to $1000 in XRD for each example that you submit that is judged as good enough to...

Radix Programmer's Guild Updates

19 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The soft launch of the Radix Programmer's Guild (aka RadGuild) is underway. Here are some news items. RadGuild Organizing Activities RadGuild discord reorganized. Roles added. Initial projects outlined. Forty members invited and onboarded. Scored ac...

Solana Inspired Radix Vending Machine

17 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

Not too long ago I tuned into a twitch session hosted by the two main developers in charge of Solana's smart contract compiler. While extolling the virtues of the Solana compiler they mentioned their latest creation: a smart contract that implemented...

Holding Buckets of Radix Tokens in Scrypto

16 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The most compelling part of Radix from a developer's perspective is the introduction of Asset Oriented Programming. You can read my recent blog post on this subject of you need a primer on the concepts, but the short form is that the compiler and run...

My Introduction to Radix

14 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

I am currently writing a book about my journey to Radix and Scrypto but today I will answer the question I get a lot these days. How did you find out about Radix? My journey with crypto goes all the way back to 2011 but contains significant gaps. Onl...

Badges? Yeah We Got Stinkin' Badges!

13 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

The first public release of Scrypto happened yesterday as part of the APE presentations in New York. I cloned the latest code drop and immediately jumped into the example code to see if I could quickly spot any changes since the last code drop which...

A New Blog: The Radix Programmer's Guild

12 Nov 2021 4 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

Today is a momentous day for the Radix community as the Alexandria Preview Event happens this afternoon in New York and across the virtual world. In this event the Radix team will, for the first time, reveal the actual syntax and key mechanisms of th...