Truffle is a development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for Ethereum, aiming to make life as an Ethereum developer easier. With Truffle, developers can deploy contracts, develop their applications and test their smart contracts on Ethereum test networks such as Ropsten and Rinkeby.
Truffle is also a command line interface (CLI) tool that provides a suite of commands to compile, deploy and test smart contracts. The Truffle suite includes the following tools:
-Truffle Framework: A development environment for Ethereum with built-in smart contract compilation, linking, deployment and binary management.
-Truffle Migrate: A deployment tool that automates contract deployments on Ethereum networks.
-Truffle Test: A testing framework for smart contracts.
The Truffle suite of tools is open source and free to use. However, there is a paid version called Truffle Box that includes pre-configured projects and templates for popular Ethereum frameworks such as Embark, Drizzle and Ganache.
What Is Truffle in Ethereum?
The open source version is free to use, while the paid version (Truffle Box) includes additional features and templates.