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Hello Moon: Ethereum developers launch a light Dapp browser

Despite the thriving chip market based on its technology, the ethereum does not stray from its stated goal of becoming a "global computer".

In a move that highlights developers who continue to prioritize the creation of so-called distributed applications (dapps), a new version of Mist, the original browser designed for ethereum applications, debuted at Devcon aujourd & # 39; hui. Demonstrated at the Cancun conference, Moon, or Mist-light, is a browser-based rewrite of software designed to perform tasks similar to the desktop version, but in a way that does not require a download.

Just like Mist, Moon is not just a browser, it provides an interface for dapp development.

Users can visit an application, set security or change the code, and changes are updated in real time on the webpage. This development code is hashed, then it is sharable, and anyone can plug it into its own Moon browser.

Unlike Mist, which works on Javascript, Moon operates on its own language that works as a Javascript compiler, one of its developers says that ethereum dapps can be accessed and tested safely without risk to the original code. (Present on the interface, which displays the source code of any dapp accessible through the browser, is an icon that allows editing.)

Speaking to CoinDesk, ethereum developer Alex Van De Sande explained that the concept behind the feature was to help other software developers to "learn to like the fork". Hard forks, or software updates, probably have a bad name in blockchain because they can be complicated to run safely.

But Van De Sande pointed out that in open-source software design, forks are an integral part of the overall health of applications and should be celebrated as part of that diversity.

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Hello the moon via Alex Van De Sande

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