Hyperledger Composer is Being Terminated
According to an update on the hyperledger website, Hyperledger Composer development will be slowed and ultimately ended. For those who are not familiar, Hyperledger Composer is an extensive, open development toolset and framework to make developing blockchain applications easier.
Here is an excerpt of the update:
However – we at IBM believe that there are some fundamental problems with the architecture and design of Composer, as it is today, that have made us reconsider our future direction and plans.
Composer has been designed from the start to support multiple blockchain platforms, not just Fabric – but this design has come at a cost. This design has meant that there are two completely different programming models – the Fabric programming model (chaincode) and the Composer programming model (business networks). This has caused significant confusion to users, with them needing to make a “choice” between the two programming models, with very few similarities between the two. In this particular case choice has been a bad thing, with many users opting not to use the “optional” part past the initial exploration or POC stage.
The development team ultimately wants to make Fabric easier to use, so that a separate tool (like Composer) isn’t necessary. And to clarify, Fabric development will not be slowed. But what about in the mean time? Here is a look at a few of the available tools to help make native Fabric development easier:
2. Maejor: Not yet released. Info can be found here.
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