On October 08, the Tron project launched Version 3.1 of the TRON main net. This was a highly anticipated upgrade and one that plays a vital role in the future of the project. Only a day after, the project has now announced the release of the ‘all-in-one tool suite for TRON Developers’. This toolset includes the TronGrid, TronBox, TronStudio, and TronWeb. These tools will help developers integrate innovative DApps into the TRON ecosystem. The release of the tools is yet another major stride in the development of the Tron ecosystem as its native token continues to climb in the crypto market.
Once the new TRON Virtual Machine (TVM) is activated on the main net and developers can deploy smart contracts, the toolset will enable developers to do so with ease. According to the release post by the team, TRON is expected to be 200 times faster than Ethereum and 100 times cheaper than EOS following the upgrade. If the network is able to achieve these numbers, then it will undoubtedly be better than the two most dominant networks in regards to smart contracts.
Here is a closer look at the at the developer tools released by the team;
This tool will help developers connect to the TRON blockchain. This tool will ensure that developers have a smooth access and use of the TRON network. The TRON team acknowledges that the tool is based on Ethereum’s Web3. However, they go on to say that their approach is very different. TronWeb requires both a Full Node and a Solidity Node that runs on the HTTP API. It will also allow a developer to send receive and freeze TRX and other tokens.
This will be a test environment for developers to test and deploy their smart contracts. This will ensure that developers have fully tested their smart contracts before launching them on the network. It will ensure a seamless deployment of smart contracts and reduce the margin for error. TRON team has uploaded a tutorial to help developers use this tool when testing their smart contracts.
TronGrid will allow developers to build and release DApps and smart contracts on the network. The tool works like Infura on the Ethereum platform, providing developers access to the TRON Network. This tool will, in addition, provide a load balanced and hosted API service for developers on the cloud. This is expected to reduce the time used by running their own nodes. The tool will also offer an alternative test environment dubbed “Shasta”.
This tool will provide a private local environment for a developer to test their smart contracts before deployment. This tool will allow developers to choose the exact test environment they would like to test and deploy their smart contracts. This allows developers to interact with their smart contracts in a user-friendly environment. The team acknowledges that the tool overlaps with many features on TronBox but says that TronStudio comes to life with its locality feature.
The TRON project is one of the most promising projects around right now. Recently, the founder and CEO of the project, Justin Sun, in an interview said that he expects the project’s native currency to be in the top ten most valued cryptocurrencies in the coming 6 months. He also says he expects the coin to be in the top 3 in the near future.