This week I’m featuring Polaris — an extendable Django app for Stellar Ecosystem Proposal implementations maintained by the Stellar Development Foundation.
I’ve featured Polaris in the past, but this time it’s to celebrate the project’s first stable release! SDF’s integration team has been working directly with existing anchors using earlier versions of Polaris since late 2019 to ensure it provides the features necessary to develop, deploy, and maintain compliant anchor services on the public network, and this release represents the culmination of those efforts.
Polaris implements the APIs defined in each integrated SEP, the processes needed for periodic tasks, and the core data model used to facilitate the implemented protocols. Polaris also provides an integration interface — or set of classes and functions — that allow anchors to implement logic specific to their organization and business needs. In short, it makes setting up an anchor service a whole lot easier. You can find the full 1.0 release notes here.