Cadence Community Spotlight Update - November 2023

Welcome to the latest of our regular monthly Community Spotlight updates that gives you news from in and around the Cadence community!

It's been a couple of months since our last update so we have a lot of updates to share with you.

Please see below for a roundup of the highlights:

# Proposal for Cadence Native Authentication

Community member Mantas Sidlauskas (opens new window) has drafted a proposal around Cadence native authentication and is asking for community feedback. If you are interested in reviewing the current proposal and providing comments or feedback then please find the proposal details at the link below:

This is a great example of how we can focus on collaborating together to find a collective solution. A big thank you to Mantas for initiating this work and we hope to see the results of the community input soon!

# iWF Deep Dive and More!

During the last few months community member Quanzheng Long (opens new window) has continued to share his thoughts about iWF (opens new window), a layer implemented on top of Cadence. Since our last update iWF now has aPython SDK (opens new window). Long has been busy writing articles to share iWF tips and tricks as well as some general ideas about workflows and processes. Links to Long's articles can be found below:

# New Go Samples for Cadence

The Cadence core team is deprecating the old samples for Go and replacing them with new version 2 (V2) samples. They have received a lot of feedback from the community that people are having trouble with old samples, so are in the process of publishing a completely new set of samples for Go.

Here are some major changes to the new samples:

  • Easy to use the read - the new samples will be completely based on CLIs instead of running a binary. (This is consistent with current Cadence use experience)
  • Simple and transparent worker configuration - the old samples did not provide user a clear demonstration about the relationship between the worker and workflow themselves
  • The new samples will help you bootstrap your Cadence workflow faster and easier.
  • More vivid and self-explanatory - instead of the traditional "HelloWorld" type of samples, we want to make it more interesting and engaging. (Each sample will try to simulate a real-life use case to make them more understandable and fun to learn!)

We hope the community will enjoy these changes. If you have any questions or have new an idea for a new sample then please reach out to Chris Qin (opens new window).

The new Go samples can be found at:


Note that the old samples will be removed once the new samples are fully refreshed.

# Cadence Retrospective

We are nearly at the end of another year and yes it has gone so fast! Over this year Cadence and the community have evolved and grown. This is a good time to reflect about all the things that have happened in the project over the year and think about a possible roadmap for the future.

If you have any feedback, or comments about the project or ideas about what features you'd like to see in the roadmap then please feel free to begin a discussion in the #community Slack (opens new window) channel.

# Cadence in the News!

Below are a selection of Cadence related articles, blogs and whitepapers. Please take a look and feel free to share via your own social media channels.

# Upcoming Events

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Please remember that this update is for you - so if you have any comments or feedback that could help us improve it then please share it with us in the #community Slack (opens new window) channel.