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    SAFE Crossroads #54, From a UX Point of View, with Jim Collinson

    July 25th, 2019 by fergish
    The SAFE Network is a project of such large scope, doing things that have never been done, it can be hard to wrap one's head around the whole thing without a lot of work. But in the end it is for people to use. It needs to be easily adopted and made to work by everyone. As core development progresses rapidly towards beta launch, tracking the evolution of the user experience (UX) development can help everyone understand the potentialities for this vast project from a practical, people-empoweri... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #53, A QUIC, SAFE Solution, with Spandan Sharma

    May 14th, 2019 by fergish
    MaidSafe's Crust (Connections in Rust) program library was necessary due to lack of existing tech to do what was needed for the SAFE Network. The QUIC protocol has evolved and now provides a connection solution which the whole internet will likely be moving to--really great for the internet at large, and really handy for the SAFE Network's development. The SAFE project will be an early adopter, because the protocol already contains the needed functionality to make further development of ... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #52, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 2, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

    February 5th, 2019 by fergish
    This is part 2 of a wide ranging discussion about the SAFE Network, with the two people most familiar with all aspects of it, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar. To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. Amongst many other great insights, in this section David goes briefly over each fundamental and summarizes where each stands -- i.e., what's done and what is yet to be done. ####Music *Safe Crossroads Beta*... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #51, SAFE Network Fundamentals, Part 1, with David Irvine and Viv Rajkumar

    January 31st, 2019 by fergish
    I had the honor of a 2+ hour conversation with the two people most familiar with all aspects of the SAFE Network, MaidSAFE's Founder and CEO, David Irvine and CTO, Viv Rajkumar. To guide our discussion we focused on the 21 Fundamentals of the SAFE Network as linked below. We had a very far-ranging discussion from high to medium altitude, touching on all aspects of the whats and whys that make this project so unique and far-reaching. ####Music *Safe Crossroads Beta*, an original piec... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #50, Native Android Development for SAFE, with Lionel Faber

    January 16th, 2019 by fergish
    As the various parts of SAFE Network development come together, facility for mobile access to and use of the network becomes a greater priority. Most individuals now use mobile devices for a large part, if not all, of their internet access. Our guest is Lionel Faber, a front-end developer with MaidSafe's remote office in Chennai, India. We talk about mobile development for SAFE in general and the new developer tools for native Android apps in particular. The SAFE Network offers something ... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #49, What's so Special about the SAFE Browser?

    December 19th, 2018 by fergish
    MaidSafe just released a completely in-house version of the SAFE Browser with some very cutting-edge features and toggles to explore experimental features. It's still rough-cut,as browser experiences go, but it opens the door to some very advanced development options as the SAFE Network matures toward readiness for launch. Helping us get a feel for this step forward are two of the MaidSafe front-end developers most responsible for this new step: Gabriel Viganotti and Josh Wilson. Underst... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #48, A Reintroduction and Update on the SAFE Network, with Dug Campbell

    December 12th, 2018 by fergish
    I've been wanting to do an overview of the SAFE Network for some time, as a sort of new introduction, an update on where the project has currently gotten to, and a view of what's ahead. Dug Campbell from MaidSafe helps me try to accomplish this, because I found it really hard to do by myself! Dug has gained a lot of experience talking about the SAFE Network with a wide variety of different people in varying circumstances. He also, being based there in MaidSafe headquarters, has continual acc... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #47, Resource Description Framework, SOLID and SAFE

    November 28th, 2018 by fergish
    Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone." Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network. We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolu... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

    November 14th, 2018 by fergish
    Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful. In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure. Enjoy. #### Music Music ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #45, Approaches to Alpha 3, with Nikita Baksalyar

    October 30th, 2018 by fergish
    In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust"). How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bartłomiej Kamiński

    July 18th, 2018 by fergish
    In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus). This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs. This episode, we talk to Bartłomiej Kamiński, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper. We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should a... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #43, PARSEC - Efficient, Provable Consensus Has Arrived, with Pierre Chevalier

    May 25th, 2018 by fergish
    On Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018, MaidSafe released publically the PARSEC consensus protocol. PARSEC stands for Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus. It is being released under very permissive, open-source GPL and MIT licensing for potential use in a wide variety of circumstances by a wide variety of projects quite aside from the SAFE Network. For the MaidSafe, the release of PARSEC puts the final major research barrier behind it, opening the door for a stra... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #42, SAFE Dev Con 2018 Highlights, with Dug Campbell

    April 26th, 2018 by fergish
    April 23rd brought core and app developers for the SAFE Network from all over the world to Ayr, Scotland for SAFE Dev Con 2018. In this episode we hit the highpoints with Dug Campbell, head of Marketing and Outreach with MaidSafe. The full video of the event is linked below, and the different speakers should soon be available as individual videos on MaidSafe's YouTube channel soon, if not be time of this podcast going live. (See channel link below.) #### Music Music for this ep... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #41, App Devs Jump In, with Shane Armstrong

    February 28th, 2018 by fergish
    With the SAFE Alpha 2 Network running for some months now, providing a stable, improving interface for developers to interface with and learn to use the SAFE APIs, a lot of development activity is taking place by independant App Developers. Our guest for this episode is Shane Armstrong, an experienced and successful software engineer who recently discovered the SAFE Network and has jumped right in and started developing and implementing important apps for the network. We discuss his persp... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #40, The SAFE Network Primer

    February 22nd, 2018 by fergish
    The main problems in talking about the SAFE Network are understanding (1) the enormous scope of the project, (2) the various specific innovations it represents, (3) how those innovations interrelate in the overall system, and (4) why the approach is fundamentally different than pretty much anything else that is being attempted. Regardless of the technical level of the enquirer, Project SAFE has lacked a really good landing place to begin exploration into it. In this episode we interview ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #39, More on SAFE Apps, with Gabriel Viganotti

    October 26th, 2017 by fergish
    The SAFE Network is a huge software infrastructure project which is currently in Alpha 2, a network of distributed nodes, hosted on cloud servers for MaidSafe as the many intricacies of the architecture are fine tuned. A future iteration will return to nodes hosted by external participants at home, but Alpha 2 exposes a stable set of interfaces which developers can use learn how the network functions and how to build applications for it. Today we talk with Gabriel Viganotti of Cordoba, Arge... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #38, Event Sourcing on the SAFE Network

    October 16th, 2017 by fergish
    With the SAFE Network Alpha 2 release progressing forward with interfaces stabilizing, and a stable network to test against, application developers are starting to see and begin exploiting what is possible with such a network when it is ultimately in place. Today we have a very interesting talk with Edward Holst, Software Architect and Lead Developer for a small fintech firm in Sweden. In his spare time he has begun to explore the guts of the SAFE Network and see the huge advantages SAFE wil... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #37, SAFE Network Alpha 2, with Mobile

    September 26th, 2017 by fergish
    Nick Lambert joins us with to talk about the new Alpha 2 network just released by MaidSafe, as well as other aspects of the network development and what differentiates what MaidSafe is developing from all other existing projects. ####Music Music for this episode: *SAFE Crossroads*, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes ####Links [New MaidSafe website](https://maidsafe.net) -- with links for Alpha 2 info. This really merits a visit for all, ... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #36, Nick Lambert, MaidSafe Update

    March 23rd, 2017 by fergish
    ####In This Episode Nick Lambert joins us with an update on development progress and the milestones recently passed, and expectations for the near future, as well as MaidSafe activities around the world. ####Music Music for this episode: *SAFE Crossroads Beta* and *Arrival* are original pieces composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes ####Links [MaidSafe company site](maidsafe.net) Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #35, Viv Rajkumar, CTO MaidSafe

    February 2nd, 2017 by fergish
    ####In This Episode Viv Rajkumar is CTO of MaidSafe in Troon, Scotland. We go into depth about the development process in general, the development experience at MaidSafe, and then catch up on what's been going on with the forward motion of SAFE Network development. There's quite a lot here, but very accessible. One thing discussed is the new test net in which community members are back to testing vaults at home, as well as user side experiment. This test network went live between t... Read More

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