Dapp Development Frameworks
Introduction to 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.
Before diving into frameworks, we recommend you first read through our introduction to dapps and the Ethereum stack.
Truffle - A development environment, testing framework, build pipeline, and other tools.
Hardhat - Ethereum development environment for professionals.
Ape - The smart contract development tool for Pythonistas, Data Scientists, and Security Professionals.
Brownie - Python-based development environment and testing framework.
Web3j - A platform for developing blockchain applications on the JVM.
OpenZeppelin SDK - The Ultimate Smart Contract Toolkit: A suite of tools to help you develop, compile, upgrade, deploy and interact with smart contracts.
Create Eth App - Create Ethereum-powered apps with one command. Comes with a wide offering of UI frameworks and DeFi templates to choose from.
Scaffold-Eth - Ethers.js + Hardhat + React components and hooks for web3: everything you need to get started building decentralized applications powered by smart contracts.
Tenderly - Web3 development platform that enables blockchain developers to build, test, debug, monitor, and operate smart contracts and improve dapp UX.
The Graph - The Graph for querying blockchain data efficiently.
Alchemy - Ethereum Development Platform.
Foundry - A blazing fast, portable and modular toolkit for Ethereum application development written in Rust.
NodeReal - Ethereum Development Platform.
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