Microsoft And Truffle Sign Blockchain Partnership

By Noah Long ● June 9, 2019
  • Microsoft and Truffle have announced a blockchain partnership where Truffle will integrate its developer tools into Microsoft Azure.

Truffle has announced that it has signed a partnership with Microsoft where Truffle will integrate its developer tools into Microsoft Azure. As a result, Truffle will bring a quality developer experience and DevOps to enterprise blockchains.

What is Truffle? Truffle is considered a development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum. Using Truffle, users can access built-in smart contract compilation, linking, deployment, and binary management.

“Early on it was very clear Ethereum developers needed professional, modern development tools. With enterprise’s growing adoption of blockchain technology, Truffle recognizes the importance of this opportunity to bring our blockchain-native experience to enterprise developers across the world through our partnership with Microsoft,” said Truffle CEO and founder Tim Coulter in a statement via Coin Rivet.

Recently, Microsoft launched an extension for Visual Studio Code that provides developers with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that utilizes the combination of the Truffle Suite and Azure Services. With the extension, developers can create and compile smart contracts, test it locally with the Ganache testing environment and inside Azure DevOps pipelines for private and public chains.

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“Our developers expect a world-class experience from Microsoft backed by the best of Azure and Open Source. The Truffle integration demonstrates our continued investment in working with the open source community. Integrating Truffle Suite with Visual Studio Code and Azure DevOps will deliver a world-class developer experience for customers targeting Azure Blockchain Service and public Ethereum,” added Marc Mercuri — who is the Principal Program Manager of Azure Blockchain Engineering.

Truffle has been downloaded more than 2.7 million times and it has a strong developer community. Plus Truffle has been used to accelerate the growth of the open source Ethereum ecosystem as one of ConsenSys’ first projects. ConsenSys also recently invested $3 million into Truffle to further grow its platform.

“By partnering with Microsoft, Truffle aims to elevate the experience of blockchain developers and provide them high-quality, enterprise-grade tools. Truffle is in a unique position to guide the enterprises that will ultimately drive enterprise clients and consumers towards the adoption of the decentralized systems of tomorrow. With a strategic partner like Microsoft, this vision is quickly becoming a reality,” explained Truffle VP of Strategic Partnerships Wesley McVay.

Last month, Truffle announced Truffle Teams, which enables enterprise IT teams to collaborate on developing blockchain solutions. And preferred integrations with Microsoft will soon enable smart contract developers to streamline their workflow and testing environments with direct GitHub integration and deploy effortlessly on Azure. With Truffle Teams, developers can manage/monitor blockchain apps, analyze smart contracts as they deploy in real-time, and detect any anomalies. Truffle Teams is built on Microsoft Azure and it will remain free for open source users.

Truffle is also used in Quorum — which is an open-source enterprise blockchain developed by JPMorgan for JPMCoin. And Axoni uses Truffle for its AxCore blockchain platform being utilized by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.