Intro to P2P Indexing and Search
Welcome to our NodeConf Remote 2020 workshop on P2P indexing and search!
Over the course of this workshop, we'll be learning the ins-and-outs of designing and sharing P2P-friendly data structures, ultimately building up to Hyperbee, a P2P database that supports "sparse querying", where peers reading from the database only download the portions of the database they use, on-demand.
We'll put Hyperbee through its paces, first exploring large, real-world datasets, then extending the database to make custom queries fast.
Throughout these exercises, we'll be using the Hypercore Protocol, a collection of modules for building and sharing P2P data structures. Each exercise builds on the previous, but feel free to jump around according to your familiarity with the concepts!
Not familiar with Hypercore?
Problems 2-3 give a bit of background, and will introduce you to the basics of creating append-only logs (Hypercores) and sharing them with peers.
Want to build data structures using Hypercores?
If you've already worked with Hypercore, but want to learn about designing append-only data structures on top of it, using embedded indexes, go ahead and jump to Problem 4.
Just want to play with Hyperbee?
If you know how append-only data structures work, and you just want to play around with Hyperbee, head over to Problem 7.
Chat with us
Come join our Discord to ask questions!