opam 2.0.2 release

We are pleased to announce the release of opam 2.0.2. As sandbox scripts have been updated, don’t forget to run opam init –reinit -ni to update yours. This new version contains mainly backported fixes: Doc: update man page add message for deprecated options reinsert removed ones to print a deprecated message instead of fail (e.g. opam 2.0.2 release

An Introduction to Tezos RPCs: a Basic Wallet

In this technical blog post, we will briefly introduce Tezos RPCs through a simple example: we will show how the tezos-client program interacts with the tezos-node during a transfer command. Tezos RPCs are HTTP queries (GET or POST) to which tezos-node replies in JSON format. They are the only way for wallets to interact with An Introduction to Tezos RPCs: a Basic Wallet

OCamlPro’s TzScan grant proposal accepted by the Tezos Foundation – joint press release

Tezos Foundation and OCamlPro joint press release – October 17, 2018 We are pleased to announce  that the Tezos Foundation has issued a grant to OCamlPro to support its work on TzScan, a block explorer for the Tezos blockchain that will be made open-source. OCamlPro is a French company and R&D lab, focused on OCaml OCamlPro’s TzScan grant proposal accepted by the Tezos Foundation – joint press release

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OCamlPro’s Tezos block explorer TzScan’s last updates

OCamlPro is pleased to announce the latest update of TZScan (http://tzscan.io), its Tezos block explorer to ease the use of the Tezos network. TzScan is now ready for the protocol update scheduled for tomorrow. In addition to some minor bugfixes, the main novelties are: Displaying of obtained and expected rewards Adding of internal transactions of OCamlPro’s Tezos block explorer TzScan’s last updates

OCamlPro’s Tezos block explorer TzScan’s last updates

OCamlPro is pleased to announce the latest update of TZScan (http://tzscan.io), its Tezos block explorer to ease the use of the Tezos network. TzScan is now ready for the protocol update scheduled for tomorrow. In addition to some minor bugfixes, the main novelties are: Displaying of obtained and expected rewards Adding of internal transactions of OCamlPro’s Tezos block explorer TzScan’s last updates

Taskforce on the Tezos Protocol, and TzScan evolution

As we are preparing to work on the Tezos Protocol, we’re still actively keeping the pace on the block explorer TZScan.io, adding cool information for baking accounts. We’d like to allow people to see who is contributing to the network and to understand the distribution of rolls, rights, etc. For starters, we are showing the Taskforce on the Tezos Protocol, and TzScan evolution

OCaml JTRT

This time of the year is, just like Christmas time, a time for laughs and magic… although the magic we are talking about, in the OCaml community, is not exactly nice, nor beautiful. Let’s say that we are somehow akin to many religions: we know magic does exist , but that it is satanic and OCaml JTRT

Release of Alt-Ergo 2.1.0

A new release of Alt-Ergo (version 2.1.0) is available on Alt-Ergo’s website: https://alt-ergo.ocalmpro.com/#releases. An OPAM package for it will be published soon. In this release, we mainly improved the CDCL-based SAT solver to get performances similar to/better than the old Tableaux-like SAT. The CDCL solver is now the default Boolean reasoner. The full list of Release of Alt-Ergo 2.1.0

New updates on TzScan

Update – TZScan.io can now work on top of the zeronet (zeronet.tzscan.io), we hope it can help the developers community monitor the network. You can now switch between the alphanet & zeronet networks! OCamlPro is pleased to announce an update of TzScan (http://tzscan.io), its Tezos block explorer to ease the use of the Tezos network. New updates on TzScan

Release of a first version of TzScan, a Tezos block explorer

OCamlPro is proud to release a first version of TzScan (http://tzscan.io), its Tezos block explorer to ease the use of the Tezos network. What TzScan can do for you : – Several charts on blocks, operations, network, volumes, fees, and more, – Marketcap and Futures/IOU prices from coinmarket.com, – Blocks, operations, accounts and contracts detail pages, Release of a first version of TzScan, a Tezos block explorer

OCamlPro’s Liquidity-lang demo at JFLA2018 – a smart-contract design language

As a tradition, we took part in this year’s Journées Francophones des Langages Applicatifs (JFLA 2018) that was chaired by LRI’s Sylvie Boldo and hosted in Banyuls the last week of January. That was a nice opportunity to present a live demo of a multisignature smart-contract entirely written in the #Liquidity language designed at OCamlPro, OCamlPro’s Liquidity-lang demo at JFLA2018 – a smart-contract design language

OCamlPro’s Liquidity-lang demo at JFLA2018 – a smart-contract design language

As a tradition, we took part in this year’s Journées Francophones des Langages Applicatifs (JFLA 2018) that was chaired by LRI’s Sylvie Boldo and hosted in Banyuls the last week of January. That was a nice opportunity to present a live demo of a multisignature smart-contract entirely written in the #Liquidity language designed at OCamlPro, OCamlPro’s Liquidity-lang demo at JFLA2018 – a smart-contract design language

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2017 at OCamlPro

Since 2017 is just over, now is probably the best time to review what happened during this hectic year at OCamlPro… Here are our big 2017 achievements, in the world of blockchains (the Liquidity smart contract language, Tezos and the Tezos ICO,  etc.), of OCaml (with OPAM 2, flambda 2 etc.), and of formal methods 2017 at OCamlPro

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New opam features: more expressive dependencies

This blog will cover yet another aspect of the improvements opam 2.0 has over opam 1.2. It may be a little more technical than previous issues, as it covers a feature directed specifically at packagers and repository maintainers, and regarding the package definition format. Specifying dependencies in opam 1.2 Opam 1.2 already has an advanced New opam features: more expressive dependencies

New opam features: “opam install DIR”

After the opam build feature was announced followed a lot of discussions, mainly having to do with its interface, and misleading name. The base features it offered, though, were still widely asked for: a way to work directly with the project in the current directory, assuming it contains definitions for one or more packages a New opam features: “opam install DIR”

EzSudoku

As you may have noticed, on the begining of April I have some urge to write something technical about some deeply specific point of OCaml. This time I’d like to tackle that through sudoku. It appearch that Sudoku is of great importance considering the number of posts explaining how to write a solver. Following that EzSudoku

New opam features: “opam build”

The new opam 2.0 release, currently in beta, introduces several new features. This post gets into some detail on the new opam build command, its purpose, its use, and some implementation aspects. opam build is run from the source tree of a project, and does not rely on a pre-existing opam installation. As such, it New opam features: “opam build”

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Release of Alt-Ergo 1.30 with experimental support for models generation

We have recently released a new (public up-to-date) version of Alt-Ergo. We focus in this article on its main new feature: experimental support for models generation. This work has been done with Frédéric Lang, an intern at OCamlPro from February to July 2016. The idea behind models generation The idea behind this feature is the Release of Alt-Ergo 1.30 with experimental support for models generation

ASM.OCaml

As you may know, there is a subset of Javascript that compiles efficiently to assembly used as backend of various compilers including a C compiler like emscripten. We’d like to present you in the same spirit how never to allocate in OCaml. Before starting to write anything, we must know how to find if a ASM.OCaml

Reduced Memory Allocations with ocp-memprof

In this blog post, we explain how ocp-memprof helped us identify a piece of code in Alt-Ergo that needed to be improved. Simply put, a function that merges two maps was performing a lot of unnecessary allocations, negatively impacting the garbage collector’s activity. A simple patch allowed us to prevent these allocations, and thus speed Reduced Memory Allocations with ocp-memprof

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