The philosophy and approach for v2.0 release of the Aion Dashboard were to build a robust dashboard that provides the capacity to rapidly add features in future versions. The Aion Dashboard is a tool for the community to access the information on the chain and acts as a facilitator of trust, and we would love to hear from our community on features you care about. Please email your feedback and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on Discord or Telegram, or in the reply section below.
Performance on the ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) process has vastly improved, asynchronous writes have been implemented. Also, the capacity of the servers is improved and now can handle more requests. The Aion ecosystem is growing, and we aim to scale services to continue to provide users with the best experience. Architecture improvement will continue through along with feature development.
Network API Monitoring
Monitoring and reporting on API and database health are now more performant and sophisticated, helping us debug issues faster. Datadog, a real-time dashboard for network monitoring has been deployed for all staging and production servers; this helps us be proactive in identifying, tracking, and mitigating issues. Chain monitoring for chain behaviors such as chain reorganization has been made more sophisticated and performant, reducing debug times. Improvements to performance and load testing were a key priority for this release, internal as well as community UAT (user acceptance testing) was also completed.
Analytics and Visualizations
Visual analytics has been added for network stats such as active address and block times. Interesting analytics such as actual blocks mined vs. predicted block times for registered mining pools are in the backlog along with other interesting statistics on the network. Transactions can now also be download from Account view into a CSV file; this feature will be extended to other views.
New Contracts page with a detailed view on contract event and event logs
New Tokens page with a detailed view for transactions, Accounts, and other details
Added Token support in Accounts view, now switch seamlessly between assets
Transactions from the Accounts page can now be downloaded into a CSV file
New graphical Analytics added for key network statistics; Active Address, Network Difficulty, Top Miners, Block Times, Hash Power, Transactions per Hour
Improved Functionality and Infrastructure:
Users can now do a universal search for Block, Transaction, Account, Token, and Contract
Improvements in handling incorrect parameters entered into the API to more accurately reflect the problem.
Database connection changed to a pool connection, along with security and alert updates
Notification system for issues in reading and formatting data from blockchain (ETL issues)