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Best practices


Gas spending

Common design principles





Standard contracts


Code and patterns examples


Check ConsenSys' Tools List - A great list of frameworks, patterns, and tools from ConsenSys

Testing tools

  • Truffle – Truffle is a development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for Ethereum, aiming to make life as an Ethereum developer easier.
  • TestRPC – Fast Ethereum RPC client for testing and development.
  • Solhint – Solidity linter that provides security, style guide and best practice rules for smart contract validation.
  • Solidity Function Profiler - Analysis report of function signatures, visibility, return values, and modifiers.

Development tools

Test Ether faucets


  • IPFS - Decentralised storage and file referencing
    • IPFS-Store - IPFS Storage service with added search capability
    • OrbitDB - Decentralised database on top of IPFS
    • JS IPFS API - A client library for the IPFS HTTP API, implemented in JavaScript.
    • TEMPORAL - Easy to use API into IPFS and other distributed/decentralised storage protocols
    • Infura API - Another API to IPFS
  • Swarm - Distributed storage platform and content distribution service, a native base layer service of the Ethereum web3 stack
  • Filecoin – "DECENTRALIZED MARKET FOR STORAGE". Blockchain on top of IPFS

Online services

Dapps development

Helpful information about Dapps.


Private networks

  • Local Raiden - Run a local Raiden network in docker containers for demo and testing purposes
  • Private networks deployment scripts - Out-of-the-box deployment scripts for private PoA networks
  • Parity Demo-PoA Tutorial - Step-by-Step tutorial for building a PoA test chain with 2 nodes with Parity authority round consensus
  • Local Ethereum Network - Out-of-the-box deployment scripts for private PoW networks
  • Kaleido - Use Kaleido for spinning up a consortium blockchain network. Great for PoCs and testing

React / Redux

APIs / subproviders


  • Web3.js - Javascript Web3
  • Eth.js - Javascript Web3 alternative
  • Ethers.js - Javascript Web3 alternative, useful utilities and wallet features
  • Web3Wrapper - Typescript Web3 alternative
  • Ethereumjs - A collection of utility functions for Ethereum like ethereumjs-util and ethereumjs-tx
  • Subproviders - Several useful subproviders to use in conjunction with Web3-provider-engine (including a LedgerSubprovider for adding Ledger hardware wallet support to your dApp)
  • web3-webpacked - JS framework to manage web3 injection

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