To take this technology to the next level and make blockchains more accessible to a wider net of developers, AiB supports Ignite, a feature-packed CLI tool for building sovereign blockchains. Ignite greatly reduces the barrier to entry for existing web developers because they don’t have to learn a new programming language that’s exclusive to a single ecosystem. Non-blockchain developers feel immediately at home using Ignite as the source code and all its modules are written in the universally popular Golang (Go) language.
Ignite Is Feature Packed and Intuitive for Web Developers
Ignite provides an intuitive experience for web developers that feels familiar, like developing with traditional frameworks such as Rails or Django. Built by web developers for web developers, Ignite is designed to be as close as possible to the tools that web developers regularly use. You can program right away in Go and build a blockchain for your project.
Some of Ignite’s strongest features include hot reloading, simple-to-use CLI commands to scaffold components, and intuitive configuration syntax. You also have the option to scaffold a VueJS app and ReactJS app that let you easily understand how a web app talks to your chain and serves as a solid foundation for its front end.
Ignite can be downloaded with a single click so it’s easy to start building immediately after installation and with just one command. You can scaffold a module, add types or CRUD functionality, and connect your chain with any IBC-enabled chain, giving you access to a booming interconnected economy of Cosmos projects including Osmosis, Juno, and Crypto.org (all of which were built using Ignite!).
The CLI interface makes it easy to start building your blockchain UI. With automatic TypeScript client code generation, component library, and out-of-the-box integration with Keplr wallet, developing a client-side app has never been easier. There is also a new plugin system that makes the CLI tool more customizable than ever, allowing you to add new commands or hook into existing commands by registering handlers. Tailor Ignite to suit the unique needs of your project. With a growing plug-in marketplace, there are more options to pick and choose from to accelerate your blockchain development and adoption.
Ignite Let’s Projects Be Their Own Blockchain
New developers in the blockchain space must assess different ecosystems and the benefits and limitations of launching their project as a blockchain or a smart contract. Until recently, launching your project as its own blockchain was hard and costly in terms of time and resources. Building your own blockchain also meant being siloed and unable to interoperate with other blockchain ecosystems and applications.
Thanks to developer-friendly tools like Ignite and Cosmos’ interoperability protocol IBC, sovereign chains can connect and interact easily while retaining full control over their development. You can build an entirely autonomous application-specific blockchain that lets your project be the layer-1 protocol. Your blockchain project isn’t subject to the same limitations and restrictions that affect the layer 1 protocol you built on, such as high gas fees, lengthy transaction times, slow development pace, or security issues – you have control over all these elements with the freedom and ability to connect with other chains without having to wait for any layer 1 to scale.
Make your own decisions over all matters that affect the network, such as governance, validators, when to push network upgrades, or incorporate new proposals. Enjoy the high throughput and scalability of Cosmos blockchain technology while connecting to a vast and growing ecosystem of leading blockchains. As leading decentralized exchange dydx discovered, Cosmos chains can be developed to suit the exact needs of their project without having to rely on any external blockchain or system.
As this technology evolves and more use cases become apparent from decentralized finance to NFTs, Ignite allows untold innovation to bloom. What will you build next?