Articles tagged “p2p”
Publishing and sharing is core to the Web’s ethos, yet to publish your own website or even just share a document, you need to know how to run a server, or be able to pay someone to do it for you. Peer-to-peer protocols like
dat://make it possible for regular user devices to host content, so Beaker uses
dat://to enable publishing from the browser, where instead of using a server, a website’s author and its visitors help host its files. It’s kind of like BitTorrent, but for websites!
This is the first post in a series about the distributed/decentralized web, introducing projects that cover social communication, online identity, file sharing, new economic models, as well as high-level application platforms. All are decentralized or distributed, minimizing or entirely removing centralized control. You'll meet the people behind these projects, and learn about their values and goals, the technical architectures used, and see basic code examples of using the project or platform.