We've now covered all the arms of a Gall agent, and everything you need to know to start writing your own agent.
The things haven't touched on yet are front-end development and integration, Eyre's HTTP API for communicating with agents from the web, and dealing with JSON data. A second part to the Gall Guide is coming soon, and will focus exclusively on those aspects. In the mean time, you can refer to the following documents for help writing a web front-end for your app:
- Eyre's external API reference - This explains Eyre's HTTP API, through which a browser or other HTTP client can interact with a Gall agent.
- Eyre's usage guide - This walks through examples of using Eyre's HTTP API.
- JSON guide - This walks through the basics of
converting Hoon data structures to JSON, for use with a web client. It also
covers JSON conversion methods in
- Zuse reference - This contains
documentation of all JSON encoding and decoding functions included in the
- The software distribution guide - This covers everything you need to know to distribute apps to other ships. It includes details of bundling a web front-end and serving it to the user in the browser.
In addition to these documents about creating a web-based user interface for your app, there are some other guides you might like to have a look at:
- Threads guide - Threads are like transient agents, typically used for handling complex I/O functionality for Gall agents - like interacting with an external HTTP API.
- The software distribution guide - This explains how to set up a desk for distribution, so other people can install your app.
For more development resources, and for ways to get involved with the Urbit development community, see the Urbit Developers site.