Top 3 Things That Are Against Web3 Development
Human flight was shown by the Wright brothers’ 12-second flight on December 17, 1903. According to Orville Wright, no flying machine will ever travel from New York to Paris since “no known motor can run at the needed speed for four days without stopping and you can’t be sure of finding the suitable winds for soaring.”
Although rather pessimistic, he was correct. Radical modifications had to be made to the aircraft. Many cheap and accessible flights may take you anywhere in the world. The first transatlantic flight was performed 16 years later, thanks to aerodynamics, engine, and materials modifications. But it required sixteen hours. We can now complete the route in half, thanks to further changes.
Many believe that Web3 will usher in a new era like other great technologies before it. Web3 is in the same situation as the pioneering flight of 1903. Although the sky is the limit, some things keep it too close to the earth. Web3 and DeFi, in the words of some, have “5G imagination but merely GSM infrastructure.” Therefore, reform is necessary for Web3 to reach its full potential. It must improve and grow to overcome the poor user experience, difficult development environment, and inadequate infrastructure.
User experience is poor (UX)
To be successful, Web3 must provide the ideal fusion of cutting-edge technology with a positive user experience. Furthermore, despite having cutting-edge technology, it has trouble offering a universally positive user experience. And no, this is not a discussion about how well or poorly Web3 projects’ aesthetics are done. Instead, it concerns how these initiatives function and how simple consumer onboarding is.
Consider the terminology used to describe Web3 projects. It is rife with blockchain lingo. The user end of Web3 projects is dominated by terms like “smart contract,” “RPC,” “Chain ID,” “Signed Transaction,” and others.
Up until now, #web3 wallets have been stuck in the stone ages; outdated UX, horrible poor portfolio information, 0 security, and slow updates. Yet they are making millions off of your usage. We’re here to change it.
— Aurox (@getaurox) August 17, 2022
Furthermore, it can be challenging for non-programmers to read and comprehend smart contracts. As a result, Web3 is becoming unpopular, and risk is significantly increased. Would you sign a contract written in a language you couldn’t understand? On the majority of Web3 systems, developers do, however, anticipate that.
Ineffective development experience
According to a survey by Electric Capital, just 18,000 of the 27 million developers are actively working on Web3. This figure concerns a technology frequently hailed as the internet’s future. However, why is that so?
Because of the difficulties and hassles involved in creating for Web3, few developers are ready to go from Web2 to Web3. For instance, Web3 projects are particularly prone to security flaws. This causes programmers to spend almost 90% of their time ensuring their code is impervious to attack. As a result, minimal time is spent improving their programs and introducing new features. Additionally, Web3 has a variety of development environments. Every environment has its laws, dialects, and consensus-building techniques. As a result, there is no single standard to which developers must follow.
In addition, the landscape for Web3 developers is continually changing. The code and rules governing distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are constantly developing. As a result, development is far riskier than most developers would like because existing projects might break with the next significant upgrade.
In Web3, decentralization is key. However, centralized infrastructure providers are apparently gaining from the developing technologies. For instance, consider application programming interfaces (APIs). While they facilitate communication with distributed systems, they are also building an increasingly centralized infrastructure in an ecosystem meant to be decentralized.
Numerous Web3 applications are powered by some centralized providers’ node infrastructure in AWS data centers. The outcome? The blockchain has considerably more central control than it should.
Things that are detrimental to Web3’s development for several reasons:
Many Web3 applications stop working if one of the provider’s servers goes down.
The system is open to interference or censorship. This is because a centralized platform concentrates too much authority in one location, which can be exploited to enact limitations and prohibitions. Therefore, switching to Web3 won’t be the change that it is claimed to be if the infrastructure continues to be this partially centralized.
Several actions can be taken to help the world achieve Web3’s potential. One option is creating tools that make it simple for the average individual to use the blockchain. All of these entail fixing the problems above.
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Developers should start by eschewing blockchain-specific jargon in favor of more general terms.
Additionally, Web3 requires a decentralized infrastructure that is stronger than the one that is already in place. More security and faster connections will result from this. A single point of failure cannot bring down a major portion of the network. Additionally, the system will be fundamentally immune to censorship.
Changes must be made to the development environment as well. It must be more developer-friendly to make it simpler to produce dApps and draw in more developers. Any game developer can tell you how the Unreal Engine affected their field. Giving developers the assistance and resources will free up more time to concentrate on the user experience. Ultimately, this will result in a more friendly and appealing environment for both consumers and developers.