Lisk had previously forecasted this release with a stated set of goals: implement design pattern for protocol change, improve transaction processing efficiency, create transactions element, create transaction pool element, add node/dependency/management/configuration commands. With those objectives met, Lisk released v2.0.0.
Lisk has published a number of guides to help developers get started. The building blockchain applications guide describes how to create a blockchain application with the Lisk platform. In addition, Lisk's example applications give developers an idea of what can be built.