CryptoKitties Creator Launches Developer Playground

CryptoKitties developer Dapper Labs has launched a little somethin’ somethin’ for the developer scene.

The Vancouver-based blockchain firm recently announced that it has rolled out the Flow Playground, an interactive interface that “lets people learn about developing applications on Flow by writing and running smart contracts and transactions in a test environment.”

Developers can use the Playground to write contracts using Resources, a tool designed to make it easier to programmatically model ownership of valuable assets, and to work through the essential elements of creating “on-chain currencies, collectibles, marketplaces, and more.”

The company also introduced Cadence, a resource-oriented programming language designed to ensure the safety, security, and approachability of one’s code. It features a “strong static type system” with “built-in pre- and post-conditions for functions and transactions” as well as characteristics from languages such as Swift and Rust to make things more familiar.

Here’s what else Flow had to say:

Together with our community, Flow can power an open and trustworthy internet for billions of consumers. We’re looking for creators, companies, and ambassadors to bring this new digital world to life. You can work alongside brands building on Flow like the UFC and Warner Music to bring blockchain to the masses.

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