As we build out the Convergence Stack, there is a growing need for protocols and technologies to connect and work together. Bridges are helping to connect chains and tokens, but as the number of projects grows and adoption increases, the developer experience is still poor. Despite the fact that the vast majority of tools are open-source, there is still a lack of developer tooling, APIs, SDKs, frameworks, documentation to make it easy to deploy applications. Many projects spend a disproportionate amount of time on the nitty-gritty on Web3 technologies instead of focusing on solving the customer problem. And this is just Web3 to Web3 connections. What about connecting Web3 up to useful Web2 tools like Heroku or Firebase. There are 31 million developers using GitHub, a small percentage of whom are actively contributing to Web3 projects. There is a huge opportunity to build developer tools to make Web3 more usable for existing and new developers.
FISSION’s mission is to bring decentralized web technologies to the wider development community by solving today’s challenges and exploring fundamental shifts in the way developers host, deploy, and run the software. With a long history in open-source development, the team’s first product is a Heroku add-on which lets developers add IPFS integration to any app. They are working next to connect the tools and communities of GatsbyJS, WordPress, GitHub and others to the Web3 world. For customer adoption, it is critical that Web3 is not a separate parallel structure to Web2. Developers and customers need a pathway to decentralization with small steps to reduce the barriers to adoption. Fission’s commitment to the open-source community and deep understanding of the developer experience will serve them well in building developer tools for the next generation of hostless apps.