Dapp Development Frameworks
Building a full-fledged dapp requires different pieces of technology. Software frameworks include many of the needed features or provide easy plugin systems to pick the tools you desire.
Frameworks come with a lot of out-of-the-box functionality, like:
- Features to spin up a local blockchain instance.
- Utilities to compile and test your smart contracts.
- Client development add-ons to build your user-facing application within the same project/repository.
- Configuration to connect to Ethereum networks and deploy contracts, whether to a locally running instance, or one of Ethereum's public networks.
- Decentralized app distribution - integrations with storage options like IPFS.
Truffle - A development environment, testing framework, build pipeline, and other tools.
Embark - A development environment, testing framework, and other tools integrated with Ethereum, IPFS, and Whisper.
Epirus - A platform for developing, deploying and monitoring blockchain applications on the JVM
Etherlime - Ethers.js based framework for dapp development (Solidity & Vyper), deployment, debugging, testing and more.
Buidler - A task runner for Ethereum smart contract developers.
OpenZeppelin SDK - The Ultimate Smart Contract Toolkit: A suite of tools to help you develop, compile, upgrade, deploy and interact with smart contracts.
Brownie - Python-based development environment and testing framework.
Create Eth App - Create Ethereum-powered apps with one command. Comes with a wide offerring of UI frameworks and DeFi templates to choose from.
scaffold-eth - Buidler + Create Eth App: everything you need to get started building decentralized applications powered by smart contracts.
The Graph - The Graph for querying blockchain data efficiently
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