Author: jason

Major Updates to Blawx.com, v0.2.4A released

As of August 31, 2021, Blawx version 0.2.4Alpha is live on the Blawx.com website. For details on the changes in this version you can see our post about the release candidate. The main changes since then are to the documentation. Part of this release involves moving our documentation off of Blawx.com and into the Blawx …

New Feature: Plain-language attribute blocks

One of the design objectives for Blawx is readability. Blawx code is readable if a non-programmer who speaks English can look at the code on the screen and have a reasonable intuition of what it means. We have added a feature to the development version of Blawx that makes your Blawx code much more readable: …

Blawx 0.2.4-alpha RC1 Available Now

Blawx version 0.2.4-alpha release candidate 1 is now available on GitHub, and live at dev.blawx.com/blawx.html! In addition to bug fixes and interface improvements, version 0.2.4-alpha RC1 has the following major new features: Dates, Times, and Durations Blawx now supports dates, times, and durations as basic data types! In addition to the data type and value …

“Cracking the Code”: OECD Releases Rules as Code Report featuring Blawx

The OECD’s Observatory for Public Sector Innovation has released a report on “Rules as Code” called “Cracking the Code” that is sure to become the definitive starting point for conversations around automating legal reasoning in public services going forward. Blawx is listed alongside CSIRO’s Regulation as a Platform and Oracle Intelligent Advisor (and Excel!) as …

Blawx awarded “Runner Up” in ALTA Startup Awards

We are delighted to learn today that Blawx was named “runner up” in the startup category of the inaugural American Legal Technology Awards. The startup award for “a legal technology startup company that has created a product or service that shows significant promise in providing outsize benefits to its users” was awarded to LegalMation, which …

Blawx Featured in two(!) papers in MIT Computational Law Report Release 1.2

This has a been a week of wonderful surprises for Blawx. On Monday, Blawx was named as a finalist in the American Legal Technology Awards. Today, Blawx is featured twice in release 1.2 of the MIT Computational Law Report. My paper “Blawx: Rules as Code Demonstration” is an interactive introduction to Rules as Code and …

Blawx named as finalist in ALTA Awards!

On Monday it was announced that Blawx has been named as a finalist in the first-ever American Legal Technology Awards, in the category of “startup.” The other two finalists in the startup category, Luminance and Legalmation are both inspiring companies, doing impressive things with the newer generation of data-based artificial intelligence. That Blawx, an open …

SSL Now Available for Blawx Live Alpha

Since moving the live demo to the open source version of Blawx in early June, we have not had SSL available on the new demo server. As of today that has been fixed. You can now access the live demo over SSL, which will make it safer to test with private information, and will also …

Blawx Demo at Docacon 2020

I had the pleasure of demonstrating Blawx and docassemble-blawx at Docacon 2020, which was held online in late June. I demonstrated an encoding of the rules of Rock Paper Scissors being used to power a docassemble interview that determines the winner of games. The video is about 6 minutes, and is embedded below.

New Feature: Link to Blawx with Code Pre-loaded

The latest version of Blawx (v0.2.3-alpha), which is running on our live demo server, will now allow you to specify the URL of a .blawx file available on the internet as an URL parameter. Imagine you’d like to give your friend a link to the live demo, but with your Blawx code pre-loaded. Now you …