According to Digital Asset’s blog, DAML is similar to a smart contract language in many ways, but it is optimized for usage in a private execution environment rather than in an open execution environment.
Staring now, the source code for the DAML language is freely available under the Apache 2.0 open source license, the company wrote in an announcement, adding that third parties are able to modify DAML and integrate it with other platforms.
Shaul Kfir, co-founder and CTO at Digital Asset, said that DAML is capable of abstracting the underlying complexities of blockchains, which allows developers to rapidly write secure distributed applications regardless of the platform.
Along with the announcement, Digital Asset also released the open availability of the DAML software development kit (SDK) Developer Preview, allowing any developer to start using DAML today.
According to the press release, the DAML SDK was previously available as part of a private beta developer program that provided early access to developers at a number of major global financial firms such as Accenture, the Australian Securities Exchange, BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Singapore Exchange, Nomura Research Institute and others.