Chainlink has been adding to, updating, and presumably re-organizing their developer documentation over the past year. I’m just checked it out for the first time in ~6 months it’s very easy to read, understand, and learn. I just wanted to give a rundown of why this developer experience is so great and why it makes me excited about the future of LINK.
First off, when you go to the site, the most prominent call to action, the one they want you to take is “start building”. Nice to see that this is where the priority is. This button takes you to a well organized landing page for the developer documentation.
From the landing page, the next step in their dev documentation funnel is one of the easier tutorials I’ve ever followed. It shows you how to setup an ETH/USD price feed using a Chainlink powered Oracle. All of the code worked for me right off of the bat, and so did the other elements of the tutorial. For those of you who follow coding tutorials often, you know how rare this is.
After completing the beginner tutorial, there’s then an option for equally great tutorials on Price Feeds, VRF, and using any external API. Of course, outside of the tutorials, the documentation feels equally well done too.
All this is to say, I am consistently impressed with the way Chainlink nurtures their developer ecosystem, and today I was blown away. As someone is a full time developer by day but also is 5 years crypto-crazy holding a few LINK tokens, I’m very excited about the future of the project, and the demand for the LINK token itself.
In short, all of the tutorials I raved about above teach people like me how to build better dApps. The part that makes these dApps better requires LINK tokens to work. Making the tools that Chainlink provides as easy as possible for people like me will cause us to use those tools more frequently, and before a competing tool. This of course means that the demand for LINK will be high, because highly used applications will require it to function. They already do.
TLDR: Easy developer documentation = more demand for LINK token. Reading this documentation makes a LINK lover happy ?