Blockchain Frameworks,
Libraries & More

Here's a collection of various blockchain development tools that you may encounter, including blockchain frameworks, libraries, clients, and more. Use these tools to write, verify, test, and debug your blockchain code.

Useful Development Tools for Blockchain

(43 tools)

MetaMask

MetaMask is a browser extension that allows you to browse Ethereum blockchain enabled websites.

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Mist

The Mist browser is an alternative to MetaMask that can be used to browse and use DApps on the Ethereum network.

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Remix IDE

Remix is a Solidity IDE in which you can write your code and check for errors right from your browser.

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EthFiddle

EthFiddle lets you write, compile, and debug your Solidity code directly in the browser. You can also use this tool to share a permalink to your code.

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Truffle Framework

The "most popular Ethereum development framework" — it's a development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum.

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Embark

Embark is a framework that allows you to easily develop and deploy DApps. It integrates with EVM blockchains, IPFS, Whisper, and Orbit.

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Populus

Populus is a smart contract development framework for Ethereum. According to their repo, they're the framework "with the most cute animal pictures".

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etherlime

etherlime is an Ethereum development and deployment framework based on ethers.js, and an alternative to other web3.js based frameworks.

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dot-abi-cli

Dot-abi-cli is a framework for building commandline tools for smart contracts that allows you to create a custom CLI for interacting with smart contracts.

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web3.js

This library is the Ethereum-compatible JavaScript API which implements the Generic JSON RPC spec to interact with a local or remote Ethereum nodes.

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pyethereum

Pyethereum library, by Vitalik Buterin, is the Python core library of the Ethereum project.

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web3j

Web3j is a lightweight, reactive, and typesafe Java and Android library to use with smart contracts and integrate with clients on the Ethereum network.

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ether_sql

A Python library to push Ethereum blockchain data into an SQL database, and can be used as a backbone for creating block explorers or performing data analysis.

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EthereumJS VM

EthereumJS VM implements Ethereum's VM in JavaScript, which can be used for creating, manipulating, and signing Ethereum transactions.

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Nethereum

An open source .NET integration library for blockchain, which helps simplifies the access and interaction of smart contracts on Ethereum nodes.

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JSON RPC API

JSON RPC API is a stateless, light-weight remote procedure call (RPC) protocol. It defines several data structures and the rules around their processing.

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ethereum-abi-ui

This tool makes it easy to build UIs for interacting with Ethereum contracts. It works with any UI framework and has minimal dependencies.

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cava

Cava is a set of libraries and other tools to aid development of blockchain and other decentralized software in Java, Kotlin, and other JVM languages.

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Ethereum Name Service

A secure & decentralized way to address resources both on and off the blockchain using simple, human-readable names.

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Go Ethereum

Go Ethereum, also known as "Geth", can be used as a standalone client or a library that you can embed in your Go, Android, or iOS projects.

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Parity

Parity is an Ethereum client written in the new low-level language, Rust. It's the fastest and most secure way of interacting with the Ethereum blockchain.

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Prysm

Developed by Prsmatic Labs, this is the first implementation of sharding for the Geth (go-ethereum) client. Previously known as "Geth-Sharding".

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Status

Status is a mobile Ethereum client which enables you to access Ethereum’s entire ecosystem from anywhere.

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ethereumj

EthereumJ is a pure-Java implementation of the Ethereum protocol and is provided as a library that can be embedded in any Java/Scala project.

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cpp-ethereum

A collection of developer tools including an Ethereum C++ client, libraries, and other tools.

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Solidity

Solidity is a contract-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts. It was influenced by C++, Python, and JavaScript.

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Vyper

Vyper is an experimental smart contract development language that aims for security, language and compiler simplicity, and auditability.

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Liquidity

A high-level language to program Smart Contracts for Tezos which uses the syntax of OCaml and strictly compiles with Michelson (for security reasons).

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Ganache CLI

Ganache is part of Truffle's suite of dev tools which uses EthereumJS to simulate client behavior to make developing Ethereum applications faster and easier.

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ethpm-spec

EthPM is a Package Registry for Ethereum. It's used for publishing and consuming smart contract packages.

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Atom Solidity Linter

Atom Solidity Linter is an Atom plugin that is used for linting Solidity code in smart contracts.

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Infura

Infura provides an API and other developer tools to provide secure access to Ethereum and IFPS.

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Lamden

Lamden is a suite of developer tools that speed up the process of creating new and custom blockchains and DApps.

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NeoCompiler Eco

Use NeoCompiler to create and edit smart contracts in Python and C#, compile smart contracts, and deploy and test your NEO smart contract.

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Mythril

Mythril is a security analysis enginer and platform used to analyze Ethereum smart contracts and DApps. It integrates with several commonly used IDEs.

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SmartCheck

SmartCheck checks smart contracts for vulnerabilities and bad practices. It highlights them in the code and gives a detailed explanation of the problem.

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Oyente

Oyente is a analysis and verification tool for smart contracts that can be used to find and identify issues with your code.

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Securify

Securify is a security scanner for Ethereum smart contracts created by ICE center, ETH Zurich, and ChainSecurity AG.

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manticore

Manticore is a symbolic execution and tool for the analysis of binaries and smart contracts.

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velma

Velma is a real-time Solidity debugging tool that also has an associated VS Code integration.

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Coq

Coq is a formal proof management system used as a formal verification tool to prove that your code is bug-free.

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Isabelle

Isabelle is a generic proof assistant. Like Coq, it is used to prove that code is bug-free.

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0x-monorepo

This is a Solidity code coverage tool that can be used for testing your smart contracts. It's is developed by 0x protocol.

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