Developing smart contracts and distributed applications is hard. There are a lot of different libraries to use, you often need to do all the plumbing by yourself, and apis change frequently.
Fortunately, some developers in the Ethereum community created framework for developing smart contracts and making our life easier. The most popular of those framework is called truffle. It was first relesed in 2015, and as of the time of writing this article they already reached the 4.0 version. It is now becoming a mature project, and it’s really the right time to get into it.
Truffle is the most popular framework for developing Ethereum smart contracts. Let’s dive in and learn the basics!