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Ethers.js makes it easy for Blockchain developers to interact with the Aion Blockchain through a lightweight, well-maintained, well-documented, and robust typescript library that is tailored for front-end use.
Apart from being significantly smaller than other Blockchain frameworks at only 88kb compressed, Ethers.js is focused on developer-friendliness. The main features include:
- Keep your private keys safe
- Automatically connect to a NodeSmith endpoint
- Fully TypeScript ready, with definition files and full TypeScript source
- Created under an MIT License including ALL dependencies; completely open source for you to use as you please
With a variety of smart contract platforms emerging, why choose Aion? The author of Ethers.js Richard Moore, stated:
“With the Aion Network adding a Java-based smart contract Blockchain, it enables a whole industry (especially enterprise) of developers along with their tool-chains to get involved. The Java ecosystem has been around for quite some time, and has fostered a well-established collection of talent, debuggers, libraries, build-systems and knowledge-base of practices and security which will benefit the Blockchain space quite nicely.”
Ethers.js initially launched on the Ethereum network in 2017 as a much-needed alternative to the Web3.js library for Blockchain developers. The Ethereum community seems to be split on Web3.js vs Ethers.js; however, Ether.js was released to the community almost two years after the release of Web3.js and it has quite notably generated much more interest and usage in a shorter time span.
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