ARK Releases New Software Development Kits (SDKs)
ARK (ARK), a platform bridging popular blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) through special communication channels called SmartBridges, announced today that it has released revamped versions of its Software Development Kits (SDKs).
— ARK.io (@ArkEcosystem) July 18, 2018
According to the announcement, ARK has rewritten a majority of the code for the project’s 15 SDKs from scratch in an effort to further streamline implementation and maintenance of its codebase. To this end, ARK has broken down the codebase through a practice called separation of concerns (SoC) into major 2 repositories: Client and Crypto.
- Client: Allows for easy communication between the public API and end-user, while also providing an easy way to manage multiple connections.
- Crypto: Allows for better management of “transaction serialization (AIP11), deserialization (AIP11), signing and verifying of transactions and to make it easy to work with transactions.”
Essentially, SoC is a design principle for separating software into categorical sections that work to modularize and layer development. This ultimately allows for each section to function independently, enabling better management and simplifying utility.
In the announcement, ARK provides further details for developers to get started with the new SDKs, including links to repositories and clear documentation.
The price of ARK has been in a solid downtrend over the last three months, dropping from a peak of $3.91 in April to $1.20 before bouncing back to $1.58 this week. ARK’s total market cap currently stands at $167 million.
More on ARK
ARK aims to increase consumer adoption of the blockchain by focusing on two critical areas: a fast, secure core technology and practical services for real people. Ark is developing a platform to bridge popular blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.) through what they are calling a “SmartBridge,” which allow for communication among validated bridged blockchains with the ability to perform tasks and other more advanced functions. Ultimately, Ark hopes to rapidly lower the barrier to mainstream consumer adoption by making a seamless ecosystem through blockchain interoperability. (more)
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