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NeoResearch has released NeoCompiler Eco v1.0, which allows developers to code and compile smart contracts via web interface or Android application, and deploy them to a TestNet without having to install any other development tools.

NeoResearch is founded by Vitor Coelho and Igor Coelho who are scientific researchers. Vitor specialises in experiment design and debugging processes and has won several prizes for his work on renewable energy technologies, energy forecasting, mathematics and combinational optimization. Igor is a professor at the State University of Rio De Janeiro and is focused on high performance computing using heterogenous devices, such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and Dataflow, for metaheuristics and combinatorial optimization.

NeoResearch is looking to apply their scientific knowledge from debugging, optimisation and hyper computing fields to provide academic support for NEO blockchain technology.

NeoCompiler Eco v1.0

NeoCompiler Eco is an IDE that was started in 2017 as a integration hub for NEO smart contract development, with the intention of uniting different NEO development groups and languages in a single environment. It currently supports C# and Python for compiling, deployment and testing. NeoResearch plan to add Go language as early as next week.

In addition, NeoCompiler Eco will be used to perform deeper analysis on available NEO compilers, determine the advantages and drawbacks of coding NEO smart contracts in different languages, and obtain information on the burden carried by the VM when executing poorly optimised code.

NeoCompiler Eco can be accessed at https://neocompiler.io

NeoOptTests competition

NeoResearch has also opened up a statistical and optimization competition encouraging participants to provide concise statistical reports focusing on NEO blockchain bottlenecks. The current prize pool is 600 NEO, but NeoResearch have not ruled out the possibility of increasing the awards for outstanding findings.

The competition will have two rounds –

Round one – Time to be creative:

  • Participants are encouraged to use NeoResearch/NeoOptTests framework for playing with proof-of-bullets tests and report their finding. However, other types of analyses are welcomed;
  • 2 NEO will be awarded to the best 50 reports.

Round two – The power of replications:

  • The NeoResearch team will revise all entries and forward crossed experiments to be replicated by participants. At least two different batches of experiments may reach each participant;
  • 4 NEO will be awarded to the best 50 reports.

The best three reports will be rewarded 100 NEO each and other incentives and prizes may also be awarded.

Registration will open in June / July of 2018 with the first round of reports to be submitted by the end of August. Round two will be submitted in September with prizes being awarded in the beginning of October.

Click here for more information on the competition.

For more information on NeoResearch you can visit their GitHub –
https://github.com/NeoResearch/