Ripple has launched a website for developers, giving them access to a whole new set of things. The website comes with a fresh outlook and will let developers build innovative apps on the XRP ecosystem. The new community-driven portal, xrpl.org, allows them to access technical documentation and new dev tools, apart from tutorials and network metrics.
Ethan Beard, Ripple’s head for its Xpring division, tweeted that the new domain brings a new philosophy and new look.
— Ethan Beard (@ethanbeard) June 15, 2019
Ripple is one of the fastest growing blockchain ecosystems. The network has partnered with over 200 banks across the globe, and the number is growing by the day. The platform’s XCurrent and XRapid payments solutions have become a popular choice for blockchain based global money transfers. Recently, Ripple also partnered with Tata Consultancy Services, which powers platforms like BaNCS, that have a user base in access of a billion.
Due to all these developments and much more, the Ripple ecosystem has expanded to a giant level, and therefore, a need for an openly built developer website, controlled by the community, was felt for quite some time. However, Ripple’s management is expected to continue playing a big role in managing and developing the website.
The new website has highlighted sections for key functions like documentation, interactive XRP Ledger developer tools, tutorials for basic XRP technicalities, etc. There will also be separate sections for blogs and real use cases, and also news and other XRP Ledger related articles. Anyone from the Ripple community or even outside can suggest edits and changes via comments. A team will review these suggestions, and the best ones will be implemented.
The community, in general, seem to be quite exciting about the new website. As soon as Beard made the announcement, the community poured in excitement and joy over the launch on Twitter. Ripple, being the leading global payments platform in the blockchain space, needs to innovate regularly to stay relevant in the market. Apart from the regular blockchain networks, it is also facing stiff competition from the growing number of traditional companies like VISA and IBM joining the segment.