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Fadroma Guide: Devnet

The devnet (a.k.a. localnet) is a local instance of the selected chain. Devnets are persistent, and can be started and stopped; info about contracts deployed to a devnet is stored in your project's state.

The abstract logic of managing a devnet is implemented in the Devnet class. There's currently a single concrete devnet implementation, based on @hackbg/dock, which uses Docker or Podman for running a devnet container.

Fadroma contains container images based on localsecret, for versions of Secret Network 1.2 to 1.7.

Devnet CLI

$ npx fadroma devnet start
$ npx fadroma devnet stop
$ npx fadroma devnet export
$ npx fadroma devnet clear

Devnet API

The easiest way to start using Fadroma Devnet from a script is the getDevnet function.

import { Devnet, getDevnet } from '@hackbg/fadroma'
let devnet: Devnet

This is how to get a devnet that will keep running after the script exits:

devnet = getDevnet({ persistent: true })

assert(devnet instanceof Devnet)

This is how to get a devnet that will delete all trace of itself after the script exits:

devnet = getDevnet({ deleteOnExit: true })

assert(devnet instanceof Devnet)

And how to manage its lifecycle:

await devnet.create()
await devnet.start()
await devnet.pause()
await devnet.delete()

To get a Chain for operating on the Devnet:

const chain = devnet.getChain()

import { Chain } from '@fadroma/agent'
assert(devnet.getChain() instanceof Chain)
assert.equal(devnet.getChain().mode, Chain.Mode.Devnet)

Devnet URL defaults to localhost:

// specifying devnet port:
const url = getDevnet({ port: '1234' }).url.toString()
assert.equal(url, 'http://localhost:1234/')

Devnet is stateful. It's represented in the project by e.g. state/fadroma-devnet/devnet.json.

import { JSONFile, OpaqueDirectory } from '@hackbg/file'
assert.ok(await Devnet.load(devnet.stateDir))

Using genesis accounts

On devnet, Fadroma creates named genesis accounts for you, which you can use by passing name to getAgent:

// specifying genesis accounts:
  getDevnet({ deleteOnExit: true, accounts: [ 'Alice', 'Bob' ] }).accounts,
  [ 'Alice', 'Bob' ]

const alice = await devnet.getChain().getAgent({ name: 'Alice' })

import { Agent } from '@fadroma/agent'
assert(alice instanceof Agent)

Exporting a devnet snapshot

The fadroma export command exports a list of contracts in the current deployment.

When the active chain is a devnet, fadroma export also saves the current state of the Docker container as a new Docker image. This image contains a snapshot of all the deployed contracts and other activity on the devnet prior to the export.

await devnet.export()

An exported devnet deployment is a great way to provide a standardized development build of your project. You can use one to test the frontend<->contracts stack in a separate step of your integration pipeline.

Resetting the devnet

The fadroma reset command kills and erases the devnet.

import Project from '@hackbg/fadroma'
const project = new Project()

import assert from 'node:assert'