It has been a long journey that I’ve been on with Holochain (since 2017, among the first developers to build apps with the Go prototype of Holochain), and one of the questions I’ve considered at length is, how can we get people using Holochain in a way where they are their own host, running their own node without even knowing or caring that they’re doing it? It was actually later doing internal work for Holo that I first prototyped a solution to this, of providing a native desktop application, that used Holochain under the hood, but installed and ran without EVER touching a command line interface. Since then in my work in the hApps world, external to Holo, I’ve come a long way with that pattern, and one other pattern for shipping Holochain apps (“hApps”) that’s similarly simple. I want to share those patterns with you.
Welcome to the blog post on How to Use hdk::api::call for Inter Zome Call! In this blog post, I will be explaining how we can use the
hdk::api::call to call zome functions from another zome! (Note: We will be focusing on inter-zome calls in this blog post but you can certainly use
hdk::api::call for bridging between 2 DNAs as well!) I was inspired to write this blog post as I had a really difficult time learning how to use this api approrpiately as there was not enough example of using this api from projects within the community. Hopefully, this blog will help everyone have a smooth sailing using this amazing piece of api from holochain HDK!
Welcome to the blog post on How to build a GraphQl - Holochain middleware! In a sense, the primitives and building blocks that holochain offers to us inherently makes data stored in a DHT behave like a graph. In this graph we have nodes (entries) that can be related to one another through links (either implicit or explicit).
TLDR: explicit links use
link_entries(base, target...) to explicitely define relationships, while with implicit links one entry contains the address of another entry and we don’t use any hdk api.
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