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1.3 - Margaret - Storex is a now a module

Release date: 24.06.2019

In honour of: Margaret Hamilton

Every release we honour a person, activist, scientists, artist, politician who significantly contributed to humanity's progress

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Margaret with her hand-typed code to make the Apollo Space

Her foundational work made it possible for humans to land on the moon. The work in this release will be the foundation to our own moonshot of "Democratising Knowledge"

Margaret Hamilton Margaret Heafield Hamilton (born August 17, 1936) is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. In 1986, she founded Hamilton Technologies, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was developed around the Universal Systems Language (USL) based on her paradigm of Development Before the Fact for systems and software design.

Features in this release

Storex is now a module inside Memex

This one is more of a biggie than it seems on first glance.

Up until now, Storex, our storage, sync, search library was completely tied to Memex browser extension, thus making it not possible to use Memex data in other apps.

Now Storex is modularised inside Memex and has a set of clean APIs. This means Storex is ready for the next step to be put outside of the browser (e.g. server or local computer) and provide an API to access and modify your own data, and build new Memex tools and integrations on top of it.

It aims to enable developers to innovate on their own Memex, change features, but still be able to use all their existing data. It will start the next big phase of making Memex extensible, interoperable and provide another layer of data sovereignty.

Big thank you to our amazing team and contributors