Some reports claim that Consensys is dropping Ganache and Truffle, two essential Ethereum frameworks, in favour of Metamask Snaps and SDK. Truffle and Ganache, which were crucial in the early development of Ethereum smart contracts, have received praise from several developers.
The “sunset” of the two products was defined as the end of an era in the Consensys release from September 22. Numerous developers have published their experiences utilising these tools to create their first Ethereum smart contracts, including Foobar, an anonymous developer, and Georgios Konstantopoulos, CTO and partner at Paradigm.
At the time of Consensys’s acquisition in 2020, 1.3 million developers globally were using the 2015-launched The Truffle Suite. Consensys announced it would be working with HardHat to support developers as they continue to create and deploy new software on the Ethereum network in order to make the transition across tech stacks easier.
As stated by Consensys, “We are investing in new tools and APIs to empower developers to build powerful DApps with MetaMask, Infura, and Linea, which is why the Truffle engineering team will join these teams to accelerate the buildout of their developer offerings.”