What is Truffle?¶
A world class development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for blockchains using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), aiming to make life as a developer easier. With Truffle, you get:
- Built-in smart contract compilation, linking, deployment and binary management.
- Advanced debugging with breakpoints, variable analysis, and step functionality.
- Use console.log in your smart contracts
- Deployments and transactions through MetaMask with Truffle Dashboard to protect your mnemonic.
- External script runner that executes scripts within a Truffle environment.
- Interactive console for direct contract communication.
- Automated contract testing for rapid development.
- Scriptable, extensible deployment & migrations framework.
- Network management for deploying to any number of public & private networks.
- Package management with NPM, using the ERC190 standard.
- Configurable build pipeline with support for tight integration.