Manual Updates, Week 4 July 2023

In this dedicated post, we aim to keep our community informed and engaged by highlighting the latest and most important updates from the ThreeFold Manual - Whether it’s a new article or a new how-to tutorial, we’ll bring you the freshest content to ensure you stay at the forefront of TFGrid knowledge. So, let’s dive in!

New Articles / Sections

  • Introducing the ‘Internals’ Section in the Manual!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of the ‘Internals’ section to the TF Manual, providing valuable insights into the system components of the ThreeFold ecosystem. This dedicated section, presented as part of the developers’ book, offers a partial list of system components, with the initial contents focusing on the Reliable Message Bus (RMB).

Photo above: Screenshot of ‘Internals’ section

Discover the world of RMB with an in-depth ‘Introduction to RMB’ and delve into its specifications, functionalities, and architecture through the ‘RMB Specs.’ The ‘RMB Peer’ and ‘RMB Relay’ further enrich your understanding of this crucial system component.

As we continue to develop and enhance the TF Manual, content will be added progressively to the ‘Internals’ section, offering a comprehensive resource for developers and tech enthusiasts.

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Updates and Improvements of Existing Articles

  • Updated Section intros

The TF Manual has undergone significant updates, with each section now featuring more detailed and comprehensive introductions. These enhanced intros provide a clearer overview of the content covered in each section, making it easier for users to navigate and find the information they need.

For example, the intros of the General Information, Farmers, Developers, and System Administrators sections are now enhanced for greater clarity. These revamped introductions offer a comprehensive overview of the content covered in each section, streamlining your navigation and information gathering.

  • FAQ Now Includes New TF Dashboard Relay Setup!

We are thrilled to announce that the FAQ section on TF Manual has been updated with a short guide on setting up the TF Dashboard Relay. This comprehensive additions provide step-by-step instructions on how to configure the relay directly from the TF Dashboard, ensuring a smooth and efficient setup process for users. Note that this concerns users with (older) accounts where the TF Dashboard Relay hasn’t been set previously. A big thank you to Drew Smith for his input on the matter.

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  • Dedicated Node Section Updated

The Dedicated Node section on TF Manual has undergone a comprehensive update. With the latest updates, you can explore a step-by-step guide on configuring dedicated nodes through the Dashboard Portal. From initial setup to ongoing maintenance, the updated section equips you with the knowledge and resources needed to make the most of your dedicated nodes and optimize their performance.

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  • GraphQL Section’s New Intro and Step-by-Step Guide

The GraphQL section of the TF Manual has received a significant update, offering users an enriched experience with a new introduction and step-by-step guide. The new introduction provides a clear and concise overview of GraphQL’s key concepts, including schemas, types, queries, and mutations, setting the stage for a deeper understanding of its capabilities.

Additionally, the step-by-step guide takes you through the process of effectively using GraphQL within the TF Grid ecosystem, empowering you to harness its flexibility and efficiency in building robust applications. We invite you to explore GraphQL and try different queries on the TFGrid.

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  • Mermaid Graph now added to TFT Bridges Section

TFT Bridge section in the TF Manual has received a significant upgrade! Now, thanks to the integration of the powerful Mermaid tool, we present a new interactive graph that provides a dynamic visualization of TFT bridges. Discover a clearer and more engaging representation of how TFT tokens bridge between different blockchain networks.

Photo above: Screenshot of ‘TFT Bridges’ made using Mermaid tool

With the interactive Mermaid graph, users can easily navigate and comprehend the complexities of the TFT bridge mechanism. Gain insights into the flow of TFT tokens across various blockchains and understand the seamless interoperability facilitated by TFT bridges.

Coming Next:

Single-Instance Terraform Nextcloud Guide

After receiving great feedback from Robert, a very active TF community member on this forum post, we decided to make a single instance Nextcloud guide out of the more elaborate Nextcloud Redundant Deployment guide.

This guide will provide users with a comprehensive walkthrough, empowering them to easily and efficiently deploy Nextcloud on the TFGrid infrastructure. We will notify the community with a link when this guide is published on the manual.

That’s a Wrap!

Thank you for joining us on this TF Manual update! We hope that this post has provided you with valuable insights into the latest resources available on the manual. We’d like to also show our gratitude to our dedicated developers and manual writers who have contributed to the maintenance of the manual.

If there are specific topics or sections that you feel are missing from the manual, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below. Your input helps us ensure that the manual remains a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for the community. See you next week for more updates on our Manual!

ThreeFold Product and Documentation Team

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