Farm - an experiment in distributed p2p computing, using the Elm programming language

Farm is an experiment in distributed peer-to-peer computing. Farm is an extensible, programmable environment with real-time and offline collaboration with other users and no mandatory infrastructure. You can program Farm using the Elm programming language, and changes you make to the code will be shared in real-time with users anywhere in the world.

Farm also includes a demonstration application inspired by tools like Google Keep, Milanote, or Trello.

We’ve been calling these “widgets”, but is the same design pattern:

Farm applications are built out of Gizmos. A Gizmo is the combination of some data with a small Elm program to render it as a Web Component. Changes to the Elm code for a Gizmo are compiled automatically into Javascript by the Farm runtime, and changes to the data document will trigger a re-rendering of the content as well.

Built on top of Hypermerge

Hypermerge is a Node.js library for building p2p collaborative applications without any server infrastructure. It combines Automerge, a CRDT, with hypercore, a distributed append-only log.

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