Hyperledger, the project for blockchain solutions with a focus on business, has created a program library for blockchain developers. The tool with the name “Ursa” should be available to developers outside the Hyperledger as well.
On Tuesday, December 4, Hyperledgers Technical Steering Committee (TSC) announced a new tool for developers. The so-called Ursa project is a library (program library). A library contains auxiliary modules which serve the development of software. The advantage of such libraries is that not every programmer has to develop all software modules anew, but can use the common code. Ursa is intended for Hyperledger, but since the modules are freely accessible, other developers can use them as well.
Hyperledger’s Goal: Simplify Blockchain Development and the news spy
With Ursa, Hyperledger could simplify the news spy work of blockchain developers. To program blockchain products, developers need a broad knowledge base of the news spy, says onlinebetrug. They must not only learn new programming languages, but also understand cryptography and security concepts. This complexity prevents many programmers from entering the field because they lack such a broad knowledge. Program libraries like Ursa can help here. Thanks to libraries like Ursa, developers do not have to understand the function of the components (e.g. cryptography), but can still use them. Hyperledger follows a similar strategy with Hyperledger Sawtooth. Sawtooth is also modular, but does not offer single modules, but a whole framework for blockchain solutions. The hope is that this will enable companies to develop new Hyperledger products more quickly.
Another goal behind Ursa is to accelerate cooperation between Hyperledger projects. Developers benefit from each other when they share the modules. This enables them to detect security bugs, for example, more quickly. That’s why Hyperledger security experts are working on Ursa. Ursa is not Hyperledger’s only project they are looking to collaborate with. Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance recently announced their collaboration.
Status at Hyperledger
In addition to working with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Hyperledger has also been active elsewhere. Initially, Hyperledger consisted of 30 members and two blockchain frameworks. Currently there are about 200 members and five frameworks (including Sawtooth). One of the best-known projects is IBM Food Trust (supply chain for the food industry). The Linux Foundation has founded Hyperledger and according to its own statements, Hyperledger is the fastest growing organization of the Linux Foundation.