Why Tact is TON's Next Big Breakthrough

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Tact is a new programming language designed for creating smart contracts on the TON blockchain. You might wonder why we would complicate TON development by using a completely new language but worry not. There are multiple unique benefits to Tact, and in this article, we will explain why Tact should be your next programming language to learn.

At the end of this article, we'll share with you a free Tact course by Vladimir Alefman to jumpstart your career in blockchain development. So continue reading.

Begin Your Blockchain Development Journey With Tact

Many experienced developers wonder if they should venture into the field of blockchain development, fearing they might not be able to compete with the veterans of the cryptocurrency world.

However, the TON blockchain and Tact are emerging technologies, presenting numerous yet-to-be-explored opportunities. The novelty of TON and its unique language, Tact, positions this project as an ideal platform for developers beginning their blockchain journey. As this technology evolves, all developers are on a level playing field. Consequently, newcomers stand a chance to be among the pioneering specialists in Tact and TON development.

With robust community support, beginners receive ample assistance to kickstart their endeavors in this domain. The Tact by Example website offers a wealth of educational content and code samples for an in-depth understanding of the Tact language.

Principles of Tact Language Development

One of the key points in Tact's development is the aim to make it accessible to a broad audience of developers. Therefore, it is designed to be similar to popular programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, and Solidity. This significantly simplifies learning and understanding the language, especially for newcomers.

  • Expandability and Modularity - One of the key advantages of Tact is its ability to support the principles of Message-Oriented Programming (MOP), making it ideal for creating modular and expandable smart contracts. Developers can create contracts that easily interact with each other through message passing, thereby simplifying the integration and interaction of different contracts.

  • Asynchrony - Tact supports asynchronous messages, which can significantly improve the performance of smart contracts. Contracts can run in parallel and do not need to wait for other contracts to complete. This speeds up operations and enhances system responsiveness.

  • Improved Interaction - The application of MOP also simplifies the interaction between smart contracts and external systems, such as applications or other blockchains. With standardized messages, developers can easily integrate their contracts with various services and platforms.

  • Higher Level of Abstraction - The use of MOP in Tact allows developers to focus on the business logic of contracts rather than the low-level details of their implementation. This simplifies the development process and enables the creation of functional and efficient contracts more quickly. Here is an example of a simple token on Tact.

  • Enhanced Security - With MOP principles, developers can create more reliable and secure smart contracts. Interaction between contracts becomes more controlled and isolated, reducing security risks and making the system more resistant to attacks.

Blueprint - A Powerful Framework for Tact

One of the advantages of using the Tact programming language is the availability of the Blueprint framework, which provides a complete set of tools for smart contract development. This framework offers features for building, testing, and deploying contracts in the test and main TON networks.

The Blueprint development environment also facilitates interaction with cryptocurrency wallets. Developers can link their wallet to the development environment and directly send transactions to deploy contracts from their wallet. This makes the contract development and deployment process more flexible and convenient.

Thanks to Blueprint, developers can easily manage all stages of the smart contract lifecycle, from development and testing to deployment and management of contracts in a production environment. This ensures higher productivity and simplifies working with smart contracts on the TON blockchain.

Real-World Use Cases of Tact on the TON Blockchain

To showcase the practicality and usability of Tact, we want to share with you a few actual use cases developed on TON.

1. Tact Wallet Contract: As one of the most popular wallets on the TON platform, it supports gasless transactions, allowing users to save on fees. Additionally, other contracts can perform operations on behalf of the wallet, expanding the possibilities for interaction and integration. This wallet contract can scale the number of operations in a single transaction, enabling high scalability and efficiency.

2. Tact Payouts Contract: A perfect solution for on-chain payouts. The contract generates a list of text tickets for each address entitled to a payout, and the tickets are signed transactions serialized as comments to be parsed by the smart contract.

3. TON VOTE Contracts: These are smart contracts for the ton.vote platform. These contracts provide functionality for voting on the blockchain, ensuring transparency and decentralization of the process.

4. Simple DNS Contract: This contract allows you to manage DNS records in a simple way. It also allows burning fuses to disallow certain modifications of records.

5. NFT Standard: A basic implementation of the NFT standard that includes the practical application of TEP-62 and TEP-66. This standard was introduced by a community contributor and became the basis for creating unique digital assets on the TON blockchain.

These examples demonstrate the potential of the Tact language in creating beneficial use cases on the TON blockchain while benefiting the security, transparency, and decentralization of the ecosystem.

Integration with Telegram Messenger

Today, over 800 million users worldwide use Telegram messenger for various purposes that go beyond just the regular messenger functionality. At TON Foundation, one of our goals is to benefit from Telegram's massive audience and leverage it to further TON adoption and new use cases, and our recently launched tApps Center is a step forward in this direction. With tApps Center, developers can promote their bots, apps, and games integrated with Telegram to larger audiences in a one-stop store filled with all the interesting projects. To learn more about the tApps Center, click here.

Tact and TON promise to bring a new era to the internet, where everyone can be free, independent, and control their data. Don't miss your chance to be part of this revolution. Learn Tact, create your smart contracts and applications, and join the creation of a new decentralized internet with TON and Telegram!

Your Free Tact Course by Vladimir Alefman

Embark on your blockchain development journey with Tact through Vladimir Alefman's free course on YouTube. Perfect for novices and seasoned developers alike, this tutorial paves the way for mastering Tact and developing your own smart contracts on TON. Dive in now by selecting your preferred language: English or Russian.