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Solana Tech Roundup This past week the features that disallows new rent-paying accounts and enables dynamic account sizing went live. What this means is that any account you create in a program must be rent-exempt. When you can dynamically size accou...

Solana Tech Roundup This past week there was a discussion between Austin Federa and Anatoly about upcoming changes to Solana. Featured were QUIC, User specified fee priority, increased fees on writable accounts, and stake weighted connections. You ca...

Solana Tech Roundup This past week there has been more work on QUIC, compute fee changes, and stake weighted connections. Testnet went down due to a datacenter dropping validator connections. The downtime highlights how a blockchain needs not only be...

Solana Tech Roundup This past week Devnet did its duty by failing when applications were trying out the new Compute Budget instruction. Promptly fixed, the cluster returned to normal. Thank you for testing out the Compute Budget program in Devnet! Pr...

Solana Tech Roundup This past week a large amount of features were activated on Devnet. Account realloc, disabling rent-paying accounts, transaction-wide compute budget, and more were activated, giving many more options for developers working on thei...

Solana Tech Roundup Solana Devnet has started to get many features activated. Make sure you give each feature thorough testing with your application to check for any behavior changes. Changes such as the compute limit cap and rent exempt requirements...

Solana Tech Roundup This past week Solana features have gotten a lot of attention. You can now follow the progress of features using Github. Transaction-wide compute cap feature is expected to be activated on Devnet this week. You'll be able to test ...

Solana Tech Roundup This week 1.10 changes have started to wrap up, bringing QUIC even closer to release. The compute budget increase has been activated on testnet and will come to devnet next week if there are no issues. Transaction V2 is currently ...

Solana Tech Roundup This week Mainnet-beta reached supermajority on 1.9, bringing a slew of performance improvements and features waiting to be activated. 1.10 should come shortly afterwards with QUIC, bringing even more performance improvements to S...

Solana Tech Roundup This week there was a lot of work stabilizing 1.9 for release and getting QUIC ready for 1.10. If you're interested in testing 1.9, it is currently deployed to Devnet. Deployment to mainnet-beta is expected as early as next week! ...

Solana Tech Roundup Solana 1.9 is fast approaching Mainnet-beta with Devnet and Testnet already upgraded to 1.9.9. This is a highly anticipated upgrade, with many possible features that can be game changing for developers. If you're interested in che...

Solana Tech Roundup If you're a Solana developer like me, you may find it difficult to keep up with the latest updates to the Solana repository. This is because the Solana repository is a large and complex project with many contributors constantly ad...

Solana Tech Roundup This week there has been a lot of discussion about how to go forward with fees, compute budget, and qos. You can find a great summary of the discussion here. TLDR: Fees are changing on Solana. Looks like they'll be based on compu...

Solana Tech Roundup If you're a Solana developer like me, you may find it difficult to keep up with the latest updates to the Solana repository. This is because the Solana repository is a large and complex project with many contributors constantly ad...

Solana Tech Roundup If you're a Solana developer like me, you may find it difficult to keep up with the latest updates to the Solana repository. This is because the Solana repository is a large and complex project with many contributors constantly ad...

Solana Tech Roundup This week there has been a flurry of activity regarding performance on the Solana network. The discussion and commits have been fun to follow. Be sure to check out the recent Twitter space with Anatoly, @buffalu__, @leolukde, and ...

Solana Tech Roundup If you're a Solana developer like me, you may find it difficult to keep up with the latest updates to the Solana repository. This is because the Solana repository is a large and complex project with many contributors constantly ad...