Staff Meeting Notes - Monday, April 13, 2015Here is a summary of Monday’s developer staff meeting. Hopefully this will give everyone more time to get Fuzzy your questions where he can organize them rather than trying to respond to Bytemaster's opening statement in real time.
I spent 16 hours in a road trip with Bytemaster this weekend to visit Great Grandma Larimer (quite possibly the only forum-lurking BitShares HODLer in her generation). Remember, when you post there, my mother is watching, so watch your manners!
Listening to Dan think out loud for 860 miles is not something that the faint-hearted should attempt. However, I can assure you that great progress was made in no less than N orthogonal directions that, for gratuitous mnemonical reasons, all start with the letter "p": (performance, partnerships, profitability, product utility, and patron acquisition). You may have noticed some of this leaking out in his recent posts. The following N-dimensional tesseract animation illustrates the ease with which I was able to follow his thought processes.
BitShares once again has made the the Roanoke Times - nominated for the Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite 2015 Innovator Award
Meanwhile, Nathan was continuing development on the light wallet. In addition to upgrading his light wallet server, He has also implemented the latest key derivation scheme and verified that the light wallet's accounts can be recovered on the web hosted wallet, and vice versa. These changes are available on the BitShares git repository. He plans to offer a stable release candidate with Windows and Mac binaries soon. James and Valentine continued to polish their user interfaces.
Ben and Vikram continued testing features and practicing painstaking meatball surgery on the live system. Ben's Monte Carlo system found a tasty bug - before anyone could get bit by it for real. They are also working on a better way to set stable fees to ensure profitability independent of share price. The bugs that caused the recent market log jam in BitUSD are fixed on the DevShares chain and should be deployable by the end of this week. They also have been assigned some interesting new partner integration duties to ensure they don't inadvertently accumulate any unexpended energy reserves.
On the BitShares client, SynaptiCAD fixed some bugs they found in the market API and updated the the regression tests as needed for recent changes to the client. Most of these bugs were exposed by operations performed by the backend engine of BlockTrades. They also worked on compilation of the light wallet for windows.
Their BlockTrades work this week has mainly focused on adding support for user accounts. Simple user accounts are now functional, allowing a user to maintain a history of their transactions. They also updated the site to account for changes to the latest DevShares API. Currently they've taken a break from actively coding on the site to begin investigating various web technologies (React, Flux, Typescript, and many more) that they can use in future development work.
Finally, most of us got a lot of quality interaction time with the infamous Peer to Peer Road Trip guys last week. Watch for those video interviews in the coming weeks.