Articles by Fabrice Le Fessant


Date: 2019-04-29
Category: Blockchains

OCamlPro started working on blockchains in 2014, when Arthur Breitman came to us with an initial idea to develop the Tezos ledger. The idea was very challenging with a lot of innovations. So, we collaborated with him to write a specification, and to turn the specification into OCaml code. Since then... (Read more)


Date: 2019-02-04
Category: Blockchains

Ce troisième article consacré à l’amélioration du stockage dans Tezos fait suite à l’annonce de la mise à disposition d’une image docker pour les beta testeurs souhaitant essayer notre système de stockage et garbage collector. Voir Improving Tezos Storage : Gitlab branch for testers Abo... (Read more)


Date: 2019-02-04
Category: Blockchains

This article is the third post of a series of posts on improving Tezos storage. In our previous post, we announced the availability of a docker image for beta testers, wanting to test our storage and garbage collector. Today, we are glad to announce that we rebased our code on the latest version of ... (Read more)


Date: 2019-01-31
Category: Blockchains
Tags: tezos, OCamlPro, fr

Tezos est aujourd’hui un projet open source, un réseau international développé par des équipes sur plus de cinq continents. Dans la genèse du projet, l’entreprise française OCamlPro, qui développe encore aujourd’hui de nombreux projets liés à Tezos (TZscan, Liquidity, etc.), a joué u... (Read more)


Date: 2019-01-30
Category: Blockchains

In a previous post, we presented some work that we did to improve the quantity of storage used by the Tezos node. Our post generated a lot of comments, in which upcoming features such as garbage collection and pruning were introduced. It also motivated us to keep working on this (hot) topic, and we ... (Read more)


Date: 2019-01-15
Category: Blockchains

Running a Tezos node currently costs a lot of disk space, about 59 GB for the context database, the place where the node stores the states corresponding to every block in the blockchain, since the first one. Of course, this is going to decrease once garbage collection is integrated, i.e. removing ve... (Read more)


Date: 2018-11-21
Category: Blockchains

In a previous blogpost, we presented the RPCs used by tezos-client to send a transfer operation to a tezos-node. We were left with two remaining questions: How to forge a binary operation, for signature How to sign a binary operation In this post, we will reply to these questions. We are still assum... (Read more)


Date: 2018-11-20
Category: Blockchains
Tags: tezos, rpc, fr

Dans cet article technique, nous introduisons brièvement les RPCs dans Tezos à travers un exemple simple montrant comment le client Tezos interagit avec le noeud lors d’une instruction de transfert. Les RPCs de Tezos sont des requêtes HTTP (GET ou POST) auxquelles les noeuds Tezos répondent da... (Read more)


Date: 2018-11-15
Category: Blockchains

In this technical blog post, we will briefly introduce Tezos RPCs through a simple example: we will show how the tezos-client program interacts with the tezos-node during a transfer command. Tezos RPCs are HTTP queries (GET or POST) to which tezos-node replies in JSON format. They are the only way f... (Read more)


Date: 2018-11-08
Category: Blockchains

In October 2017, after the Tezos ICO, OCamlPro started to work on a block explorer for Tezos. For us, it was the most important software that we could contribute to the community, after the node itself, of course. We used it internally to monitor the Tezos alphanet, until its official public release... (Read more)


Date: 2013-12-03
Category: OCaml
Tags: ocaml, tooling

New Team Members We are pleased to welcome three new members in our OCamlPro team since the beginning of November: Benjamin Canou started working at OCamlPro on the Richelieu project, an effort to bring better safety and performance to the Scilab language. He is in charge of a type inference algorit... (Read more)


Date: 2012-08-20
Category: OCaml
Tags: ocaml, tooling

OCaml 4.00.0 has been released on July 27, 2012. For the first time, the new OCaml includes some of the work we have been doing during the last year. In this article, I will present our main contributions, mostly funded by Jane Street and Lexifi. Binary Annotations for Advanced Development Tools OCa... (Read more)


Date: 2011-08-10
Category: OCaml
Tags: ocaml, tooling

We have recently worked on modifying the OCaml system to be able to pack a set of modules within a functor, parameterized on some signatures. This page presents this work, funded by Jane Street. All the patches on this page are provided for OCaml version 3.12.1. Packing Functors Installation of the ... (Read more)


Date: 2011-06-23
Category: Tooling

Recently, I have been experimenting wiht OCaml / MSVC running on Windows 7 64bit. I have mainly followed what the OCaml’s README.win32 was saying and I learned some NSIS tricks. The result of this experiment is the following two (rather big) windows binaries : ocaml-trunk-64-installer.exe (92 MB) ... (Read more)


Date: 2011-06-03
Category: Tooling

When you are beginning in a new programming language, it is sometimes helpful to have an overview of the documentation, that you can pin on your wall and easily have a look at it while you are programming. Since we couldn’t find such Cheat Sheets, we decided to start writting our own cheat sheets ... (Read more)


Date: 2011-05-06
Category: Tooling

You will need OCaml 3.11.2 installed on a i686 linux computer. The archive contains: libcamlrun-linux-i686.a ocamlrun-linux-i686 Makefile README The Makefile has two targets: sudo make install will save /usr/bin/ocamlrun and /usr/lib/ocaml/libcamlrun.a in the current directory and replace them with ... (Read more)