What Do Developers Have To Say About NEAR? Figment / NEAR Update
Last month the NEAR team announced a partnership with Figment Pathway, a hub for developers to get started on the basics of different protocols including NEAR. In a recent event featuring NEAR Head of Education Sherif Abushadi, the Figment team provided an update as to the development of the NEAR Learning Pathway, alongside a number of developers taking part. Here are the most important takeaways from that update:
Developers Are Signing Onto NEAR At Record Numbers:
A lot of Devs are joining NEAR, starting to build on NEAR, learning how to interact with the Stack SDK, completing tutorials and learning how to deploy their first smart contract. Those users come from over 60 different countries and have created over 563 accounts on NEAR data hub.
Notably, these developers are also eligible to earn rewards in NEAR with over 14,000 NEAR already rewarded.
What Have The Developers Said?
Over the course of the update, a number of developers from around the world spoke on the nature of the program as well as their perspectives on NEAR. Here are their most important insights:
On the topic of NEAR and Ethereum, the Devs – many of which have been building on Ethereum or Bitcoin for more than 3 years – were clear that there was really no comparison between NEAR and ETH as separate blockchain Ecosystems:
It’s easy to build on NEAR With Rust:
And some developers think, you should only be building on Rust:
Many developers see themselves on the cutting edge of a new era in the NEAR Ecosystem: