Hey all, today Psychedelic is announcing SLY, an open source, friendly, and collaborative CLI tool for the IC.
SLY aims to be a streamlined and easy to use version of DFINITY’s DFX CLI. We’ve also got plans to bring templates and a package manager (powered by the DAB package registry) to allow for less cumbersome plug and play development of Tokens, NFTs, and projects on the IC.
For SLY V1 we’re focused mainly on improving the core developer experiences. Some notable features include:
- Using Cycles Token (XTC) to abstract away wallet control
- Setting local canister IDs to match mainnet canister ID
- A Candid Toolkit (checker, parser, and source generator)
- Communications with canisters
- Identity management
We’d love to get some devs using SLY asap so we can get feedback to improve on this first iteration! Comment below if interested. To learn more about SLY read our announcement blog post, checkout our website, and visit our docs👇