The Cardano Foundation and Emurgo have launched a project that has joined forces to help develop a set of tools to support the Cardano ecosystem and accelerate the creation of dapps.
📢Cardano Foundation & @emurgo_io Launch Project to Develop New #dApp Tool Stack @F_Gregaard said, “The development of this tool stack will further enable a vibrant, inclusive ecosystem for third-party smart contract development on Cardano.”
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— Cardano Foundation (@CardanoStiftung) January 17, 2022
The initiative involves two stages. During the first, MVP1, blockchain company Five Binaries will create a modular set of tools consisting of:
- Blockfrost Blockchain connector, which will provide access to data in the Cardano network. For solution use API from Five Binaries called Blockfrost. Other access methods may be added in the future;
- the Chain Watcher as a key component similar to the Plutus Application Backend chain indexer. It follows certain events on the network and relies on application backends;
- backend, the backend of dapps that interact with Chain Watcher and contains certain application logic.
The kit is expected to contain a simple backend that will serve as a proof of concept and give developers a starting point to build their own.
In the MVP2 phase, the Cardano Foundation will invite projects and partners from the ecosystem to participate in the initiative to make their own contribution. At this stage, each request to connect a connector or backend will be checked for compliance with the project’s software development recommendations, including tests.
The creation of these guidelines is part of the MVP1 phase.
The partners believe that the tool stack will allow developers to easily interact, test and run applications on the blockchain without the need for deep technical knowledge and experience with the Haskell language.