November Development Update



Sapien’s team has been hard at work developing platform improvements and creating robust systems architecture for the next iteration of Sapien. We’re excited about these enhancements and wanted to share some of them in more detail with the Sapien community.

React is an important tool that will enable us to build a flexible and reusable interface. React components also form the building blocks that make our interface that is easily extensible to mobile applications and that seamlessly and efficiently updates as the state of the application changes. Lastly, React integrates with Graphql to provide a truly dynamic user experience.

ApolloStack provides an easy way to implement the GraphQL framework, a query language designed by Facebook to request and modify data. It is an alternative to the traditional REST (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) backend architecture that most web applications use. GraphQL offers a simplified developer experience, while also improving the performance, versatility, and maintainability of large codebases. For Sapien, ApolloStack enables a backend agnostic environment that will allow various applications and services to seamlessly integrate. This is crucial for building a blockchain-based social network, as data may come from different sources. To read more about ApolloStack, visit their website here.

Last but not least, we are thrilled to announce that we have the next release of Sapien in it’s staging environment! This means that the application can be accessed on the internet right now. Guess the URL ;). A staging environment simulates the live version of the platform and is essential to testing before a release. The more time an application spends in staging, the fewer bugs will be experienced in the production version. We thank you for your patience!

At Sapien, we believe that the user experience is critical. React and GraphQL are the perfect tools to build a highly scalable tokenized social network, capable of rewarding millions of users.