Tron [TRX] launches new tool suite to help developers integrate DApps to the ecosystem
It’s really hard to keep Tron out of the news these days. Tron decided to separate from Ethereum and launched Tron mainnet on May 31. It was followed by a lot of marketing, with founder Justin Sun himself at the forefront of it. Followed by which there were a series of other events such as token migration, Super Representative elections, coin burn, Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) launch and revelation of the secret project.
In August, founder Justin Sun tweeted that more than 100 thousand users have joined Tron mainnet and that the block height has reached 1100078 already.
He wrote, “The total number of accounts on #TRON mainnet exceeds 100 thousand and block height has already reached 1100078 with 368 online nodes. Once the official #TVM is launched, there will be more and more users on #TRON mainnet. #TRX $TRX”
Taking another step forward, the Foundation has come out with a toolset meant to create the necessary tools for the developers. This toolset includes the TronGrid, TronBox, TronStudio, and TronWeb. These tools are aimed to help developers integrate innovative DApps into the TRON ecosystem with ease. This was made public by the Foundation in a Medium post on Tuesday.
Working diligently, the Tron team pushed out the version 3.1 on October 8, 2018, and the community elected SR CryptoGuyInZA set forth Proposition 1 for the activation of TVM on the new version of the mainnet. Based on the community consensus, the TVM will be activated on the main net and developers may start deploying smart contracts on to the main net. This marks a new chapter in the evolution of Tron as it enters the smart contracts era.
Now with the launch of this latest tool suite, the company expects the developers to create real working DApps on the network. The toolset contains:
The main purpose of TronWeb is to connect the developers to the blockchain. This tool aims to deliver a unified and seamless development experience. Even though this new tool is influenced by Ethereum’s Web3, TronWeb has a very different implementation process. TronWeb requires both a Full Node and a Solidity Node that runs on the HTTP API. In addition, you may use TronWeb to send, purchase, and freeze/unfreeze TRX and other tokens.
TronBox is essentially a framework or environment that allows developers to test and deploy smart contracts. It uses the TronWeb API.
TronStudio is a comprehensive IDE with an embedded TRON Virtual Machine (TVM). It has an internal full node that creates a private local environment for the developer to test their smart contracts before deployment. Developers may choose and specify which environment they would like to use for deploying the smart contracts.
TronGrid offers a similar use case with Infura on the Ethereum platform by providing developers access to the TRON Network. TronGrid allows developers to build and release their DApps and smart contracts. By providing a load balanced and hosted API service for developers on the cloud, developers may save time from having to run their own node. TronGrid also offers an alternative test network, codenamed “Shasta”.
More information about these tools can be found here.
In a recent interview with Investopedia, Justin Sun opened about the Tron Virtual Machine, Mainnet upgrade and more.
“If we look at the top 10 cryptocurrencies, many of them are not motivated to continue innovating or improving their product. They represent the older generation of cryptos. Tron, on the other hand, is a young company with cutting edge technology, with much more room for growth. We are confident that Tron will surge into top 10 in the next six months,” he said.
He also spoke about Tron’s new venture Project Atlas. Justin Sun told Investopedia, “Project Atlas is an immensely exciting project that will define the future of file sharing. The project is a marriage between BitTorrent’s decades of expertise in peer-to-peer network technology and its 100 million monthly active users with TRON’s robust blockchain capabilities.”
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