ParallelChain Testnet 2 brings dramatic improvements that significantly enhance both visible user experiences, and deep system performance, maintainability, and reliability.
These improvements fall along three broad themes:
1. Smart Contracts: we redesigned the ParallelChain F Smart Contract SDK from the ground up with a singular goal: to make writing Smart Contracts as approachable as modern front-end development.
In Testnet 2’s contract programming model, Contracts appear as plain, idiomatic Rust structures that implement action and view methods. New macros in the SDK automatically transform idiomatic contract source code into more complex, lower-level code; all without additional programmer input. This means cleaner code (and happier programmers!).
2. REST API: the humble REST API has become the de facto 'glue' of the Web, so every internet-scale system has to have a good REST API as a matter of necessity. ParallelChain F is no exception.
The ParallelChain F REST API has been expanded to support a much more diverse set of queries. More diverse not only in the variety of information you can get from the blockchain, but also in the configurability of queries. It also now returns results in JSON, making it much easier for your Web application to consume blockchain data.
3. Explorer: for Testnet 2, ParallelChain Explorer gets a total makeover, with a color palette evoking ParallelWallet, another of ParallelChain Lab’s products.
Besides those that are part of these three major themes, Testnet 2 brings many more changes both on the outside, and under the hood. We will be introducing these exciting new features in the weeks to come...
In the meanwhile, enjoy Testnet 2: