Ripple's engineering team has unveiled a “truly heroic” static site generator that it created out of necessity. Ripple revealed that it has been using Dactyl's proprietary production tool for compiling and constructing technical content, reflecting the company's interest in the "documents as code" approach.
According to the engineering team, Dactyl, while not created to compete with other document ideas, is a static site generator that resembles Hugo, Jekyll, and a few others.
On innovation, Ripple's engineering team says that:
"He did not set out to create another tool in a crowded field, but grew organically with our needs and we have found several advantages to having the tool itself developed in-house."
Ripple, therefore, made open source Dactyl available to developers under the MIT open source license on our GitHub.
The blockchain remittance business company says that in the beginning, Dactyl was nothing more than a 100-line script used to automate, parse the content of documentation, and at the same time put it together into templates that can be updated at once.
The innovation was used in the xrpl.org format that has automatic tables of contents. Innovation continues to evolve as Ripple and XRP Ledger documentation grows.
Ripple's Dactyl performs link verification, single source, PDF export, plugin architecture for post processing, multi-format export, style verification, among other things.
Dactyl recommends replacing words and phrases with simpler alternatives using PlainLanguage.gov as support.
Dactyl is among the significant efforts of Ripple Labs Inc. Over the years, the company has spearheaded the adoption of blockchain technology worldwide.
In the remittance industry, Ripple is changing the status quo. The firm created an almost instant blockchain shipping tool used worldwide by banks and other financial institutions like MoneyGram. An investigation recently revealed that Western Union is also testing Ripple's shipping tool.