It takes time for a developer to embrace new technology. Learning a new language to understand cutting-edge technological paradigms can sometimes be intimidating. We want to simplify developers’ lives in the IC ecosystem and give them the tools and technology to build, ship and manage dApps faster on IC.
At its core Internet Computer Services ( ICS ) provides easy creation and management of atomic units in IC called Canisters. But the realm of ICS expands to the scale at which AWS / GCP offers services in Web2. ICS aims to provide small, independent, developer-owned services that will become building blocks of dApps. 100% on-chain deployed websites, custom code etc., are some of the services ICS aims to provide and continuously add more as the community requires.
Apart from these services, ICS aims at providing 1-click deployment of dApps available in the marketplace, minting of NFTs, token generation for any new project, and provisioning on-chain BTC and ETH wallets with few simple clicks. ICS will support many more upcoming native integrations in the future, like SNS.
During our implementation, we realized requests for key functionalities like creating a canister could not be sent from outside of IC. It has to be a call from another canister. This discovery introduced a bit of lag to our development process, and we had to re-design our architecture.
We are proud of achieving core canister management functionalities like Canister creation, deletion, starting/stopping a canister, topping up a canister with more cycles, and Installing WASM with installing/reinstalling/upgrading modes directly from UI.
We are also proud to introduce a registry that developers can use to store WASM binaries and deploy them when needed.
One of the very promising features of ICS is GitHub Deployments.GitHub Deployments allows developers to connect their GitHub repositories. From there, ICS takes care of the whole DevOps flow. It builds the canisters and deploys them to the Internet Computer. Developers can host websites 100% on-chain without even managing any wallets/identities, getting ICP and converting them to cycles.
Every day of development in IC is a new learning opportunity. One may know how a blockchain works, but IC is a decentralized computer. With so many new native integrations and dApps coming on IC, we are sure to learn many new things, especially the ones we have not even seen in early web3 tech like ETH.
Internet Computer Services will keep adding new services and onboarding developers significantly faster. We know time-to-market is critical for any startup and dApp, and we want to accelerate the development of dApps by helping our fellow developers.
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