Introduction to 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 Electroneum Smart Chain networks and deploy contracts, whether to a locally running instance, or one of Electroneum’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 Electroneum Smart Chain stack.

Available frameworks

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.

thirdweb SDK - Build web3 applications that can interact with your smart contracts using our powerful SDKs and CLI.

Chainstack - Web3 (Ethereum and otherwise) Development Platform.

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