Build Better, Together
The importance of effective collaboration among developers is self-evident, especially in an ecosystem as fast-growing and dynamic as Solana’s. Fortunately, Ironforge has introduced the ability for developers to share, save, and export their requests to the Solana blockchain and Ironforge’s fully indexed Account data stores. These features are designed to help developers build better, together.
Whether you’re a team building an enterprise-grade product or bootstrapping your first app for a hackathon, Ironforge’s suite of collaboration features streamline communication between team members and deliver a delightful developer experience on Solana:
Share: Build a request using Ironforge’s Playground UI and copy everything, including the request body and any other data, to be shared in the form of a URL.
Save: Save requests to your Request Library, which can be later re-used by you or your Organization members. Categorize various requests into Collections for easy organization and retrieval.
Export: Export a request to your codebase using code snippets for cURL, TS/JS and other languages.
While Web3 projects have been at the forefront of the remote work movement and thus comprise networks of builders and investors from across the globe, lack of developer tooling and collaboration platforms have hampered the productivity across this distributed community. For geographically dispersed (as well as functionally diverse) development teams, challenges often arise because such teams aren't operating from the same information; asynchronous working methods and schedules have only exacerbated those difficulties.
The collaboration features now available on Ironforge are not just convenient but will be an essential component of Solana development moving forward as they solve this mutual knowledge problem: effective collaboration tools improve communication across distributed teams, aid in community knowledge sharing, reduce errors, and contribute to the overall efficiency and success of Solana-based projects.
When collaborating with your team or troubleshooting in a community forum, it's likely that you'll want to share requests you’ve designed with other developers. To ensure a seamless experience, Ironforge has introduced the ability to share requests directly from its Playground.
Build a request in Ironforge’s Playground and copy everything, including the request body and any other metadata, to be shared in the form of a URL. The recipient of the link only needs to open it in their browser to access the same request body and metadata that you've shared with them. Using the example above, the following link can be used to share the body request and caching instructions with others: https://www.ironforge.cloud/rpc-api?share=RTz6Dgve_l6vVibVAAAA
Saving requests to a library allows developers to create a repository of commonly used API requests, which promotes code re-usability and thereby saves time and effort in re-implementing the same requests across different parts of a project.
Simply build your request and select ‘Save’ from the Actions dropdown to save that request and its parameters to your Organization’s Request Library. Within the Request Library, you can define collections, which serve as sub-folders to organize your requests by project, function or any classification that makes sense to you:
Exporting requests minimizes syntactical and logical errors by using pre-configured code snippets, and ensures uniformity in API calls across your application.
Ironforge allows you to export a request to your codebase with code snippets for cURL and TS/JS and other languages. Code snippets include the request, as well as the the configuration (such as cluster, API Key, request method, and the query, etc.), so that you can copy and paste it directly into your codebase.
If you would like to experience these features for yourself, head over to Ironforge.cloud and sign-up for a free account today! To learn more about these collaboration tools, or any of the time saving APIs and RPC Orchestration features available on Ironforge, our documentation and discord community are the best resources to continue your education.