SubQuery is a fast & flexible blockchain indexing toolkit that powers hundreds of teams on NEAR, Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Cosmos and Flare. We help developers focus on their core product, rather than waste time and money building their own indexing solution.
In our latest Developer Update we highlight new technical improvements to make your indexing even smoother & faster!
- Project Alerting via Webhooks (e.g. Slack or Discord)
- Documentation Updates
- YES, We Support External Libraries and API Calls from within Your Project
- Running SubQuery Infrastructure Tips and Tricks
Project Alerting via Webhooks (e.g. Slack or Discord)
SubQuery is thrilled to announce the release of our latest feature for the SubQuery Managed Service, Project Alert Notifications! This new feature allows you to receive webhook alerts on the health status of your projects. This means you can be alerted in real-time when your project becomes unhealthy and you can quickly resolve the issue to avoid any impact to your users. Setting up a webhook endpoint is straightforward and can be done easily on the Alerting page inside of the Managed Service. Read the docs now to learn more.
Other Managed Service improvements from this past month:
- A new look Explorer 🌼 We've released new updates to refresh our Explorer on our Managed Service!
- Purge your database on deployment 💥 As requested, you can now enable a toggle which will purge the database and project schemas. This is helpful to use when iteratively developing GraphQL schemas in order to have a clean state when redeploying a project.
- Improved Email Notifications 💪 We thought it was important to improve the communications our users receive based on your actions within the Managed Service. We've added several email notifications with valuable information to guide you in your next steps.
- A New Domain Name 🏠 We've retired the project.subquery.network domain and instead changed the SubQuery Managed Service to something more intuitive, be sure to bookmark the new domain name: https://managedservice.subquery.network
- Terms of Service 📚 We want to advise that we have released an updated SubQuery Terms of Service, effective 23rd February 2023. The full Terms of Service document can be found here.
We’ve got a brand spanking new Documentation homepage for you! Take a peek at the improved Academy ➡ academy.subquery.network. The new Academy homepage:
- Makes it faster to skip right to the relevant docs that you're looking for
- Highlights the wide chain support that we provide
- Shows off some more advanced features which SubQuery provides that other indexers don't
- Matches our brand!
Additionally, we’ve published a project optimisation guide to help you make all your projects run faster and smoother. Finally, another new guide about how to run high performance SubQuery infrastructure! If you run open source SubQuery projects in your own hosting environment, check out these tips & tricks on how to optimise this hosting.
YES, We Support External Libraries and API Calls from within Your Project
FUD alert! There's some FUD going around that SubQuery can't support external libraries and API calls from within your project🙄. SubQuery is the most flexible multi-chain indexer out there, so this claim is definitely not true.
By default SubQuery tries to index in a deterministic way, meaning anyone running the same project will get the exact same data.
Bringing in external libraries means that it’s hard to run your project in a decentralised way, as you can’t verify two indexers have consistent data.
Since SubQuery is flexible & open, you can easily bypass this limitation though! By changing 1 parameter, you can unlock this feature, allowing you to retrieve data from external API endpoints, non historical RPC calls, and import your own external libraries into your projects. It’s as easy as the example code in the image above!
Find out how in our docs⬇
Running SubQuery Infrastructure Tips and Tricks
We've updated our docs with info on how to run high performance SubQuery infrastructure! ⚡ If you run open source SubQuery projects in your own hosting environment, check out these tips & tricks on how to optimise this hosting.
- View the releases page for more information
- Developer documentation
- Discord community (including technical support)
SubQuery is a blockchain developer toolkit facilitating the construction of Web3 applications of the future. A SubQuery project is a complete API to organise and query data from Layer-1 chains. Currently servicing Polkadot, Avalanche, Algorand, Cosmos, NEAR and Flare projects, this data-as-a-service allows developers to focus on their core use case and front-end without wasting time building a custom backend for data processing activities. In the future, the SubQuery Network intends to replicate this scalable and reliable solution in a completely decentralised manner.
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