Truffle Truffle is a development framework for Ethereum which makes it easy to deploy contracts to both public and private networks. Truffle provides a lot of additional development tools making it a good starting point for any decentralized application.
Connecting to Ethereum
To talk with the network, applications must connect through a node. There are multiple options to choose from.
Infura Provides an easy to use API for developers to connect to the Ethereum network and IPFS.
Parity A secure method to connect to the Ethereum network to develop smart contracts and decentralized applications
Ganache Quickly fire up a personal Ethereum network to run tests, execute commands and inspect state.
Geth A CLI tool for running a full Ethereum node in Go.
Writing Smart Contracts
Programmable smart contracts can be created on the network to run a wide variety of applications/services.
Solidity - A high level language designed for implementing smart contracts on the Ethereum network
Viper - An experimental programming language written in Python for writing smart contracts