Top 7 tools to test blockchain applications
Posted: Jul 31, 2019
The blockchain development is an old technology. In 1990, blockchain technology was invented. In 2008, Bitcoin technology was invented. Bitcoin uses blockchain technology. An unknown founder of Bitcoin used blockchain technology.
What is blockchain development?
We all are hearing interesting news about Bitcoin and its growing market value. Now that Bitcoin is famous, people have started noticing the technology it is based on. The blockchain is what name suggests. It is a chain of blocks.
Every block contains certain information or data. The data can be related to anything. Each block is interconnected with another block. Each block had three main components. One is the hash. Second is information or data.
The third one is the hash of the previous block. If anyone tries to change the data of any one block, the hash changes. As one hash change affects all hashes, it is difficult to change data of any block.
Another way of adding or editing data of existing block is adding a new block to the chain with changed data and hash.
The market value of blockchain industry was 708 million US dollars in the year 2017. The market value of blockchain industry is estimated to reach 20 billion US dollars in the year 2024.
Blockchain can reduce 30 percent infrastructure cost of the banking industry. IBM is working aggressively on blockchain powered IoT projects.
Blockchain technology is an open source platform. It involves numerous members. Data of any block in the chain cannot be modified. This reduced the risk of data-stealing to a great extent.
Blockchain Technology has made money transaction very easy. In the traditional method, if any person wants to send money from India to the USA, it requires big charges and a lot of time.
But using blockchain technology this transaction can be made quickly. It is a decentralized technology. Hence hackers can't hack the blockchain.
Users can perform trading without involving the third party. Personal data of customers is vulnerable anywhere. It is important to keep it safe. Distributed cloud storage can help in securing personal data.
You can track the sale of material with the help of blockchain technology. As mentioned above, the hash is a part of the blocks. When you use blockchain in businesses or stores, track items purchased using proof of ownership or hash.
Since blockchain technology is extremely difficult to tampering, it can benefit the voting process. Blockchain can help settle the stocks and bonds instantly.
In the market, there are various amazing blockchain application ideas. As discussed, blockchain is not only related to money transaction.
Mobile Application Development Companies around the globe are bringing great ideas into reality using blockchain technology.
There are healthcare related apps based on blockchain technology. There are retail apps, there are travel apps, there are marketing apps. All these apps are based on blockchain technology.
Blockchain apps deal with sensitive data. Hence it is important to test these apps in an efficient way. There are various testing types for blockchain technology.
It is important to test the performance of blockchain applications as the technology is in trend. There cannot be any poor performing features in the app as it will be dealing with a lot of personal and sensitive information.
In the market, there are various amazing testing tools for blockchain technology. In this article, we are going to discuss the same.
BitcoinJ is specifically developed for Bitcoin-based apps. Bitcoin j is java based and enable you to Bitcoin network and different testing activities. While using the framework, you can ask queries. Since it is an open network, you can find answers to the queries.
Manticore is a popular testing tool that analyses binaries and smart contracts. Manticore uses automation to detect vulnerabilities and also performs the human-assisted analysis.
It is the most used platform for developing blockchain applications. Ethereum tester is a tool that tests application programming interface, backed, smart contracts, etc.
4. Exonum test kit:
It checks entire operations of blockchain applications. Testers can test transaction executions and API synchronously. It does not use network operation and consensus algorithm.
Populus tests apps which are ethereum based. It is used for testing 'contract deployment'. It is based on the py.test framework.
It is developed especially for decentralized apps. These apps can run on different systems and nodes. The framework is integrated with ethereum blockchain applications and decentralized communication platforms.
One more testing tool for ethereum developers. It involves automated contract testing. It also tests the functionality of blockchain applications.
It is extremely important to eliminate errors in blockchain applications. These apps involve sensitive data and cannot afford poor operations. Among these amazing tools, you can select the most suitable tool for your app.
My name is Hemendra Singh. I am Managing Director and Co-Founder of The NineHertz, a Mobile App Development Company. My ideology is that, a clear vision and hard work builds a great company.