At the moment, most DApps are built using Solidity and Rust, which presents a steep learning curve for many developers.
Founder of NEAR Illia Polosukhin while unveiling the launch said:
Enabling this group to build novel applications on NEAR is a critical step in achieving our vision of a billion users interacting with NEAR.”
The JS SDK which is implemented in TypeScript will be available alongside NEAR’s Rust SDK, to allow developers to use their preferred language.
Near building a convenient environment for developers
Usability has remained a key challenge impeding Web3 adoption. To achieve this, developers need an environment that is as simple as possible, so they can build products that are user-focused.
As a sharded network, the protocol is built to adjust dynamically based on user demands. This mechanism saves developers the stress of migrating to new networks as usage of their DApps increases. Being a sharded network, it allows transactions to be processed faster and in larger quantities while maintaining the security of the network.
Near also provides courses and toolings to help developers learn and start building on the network in their preferred programming. Developers are also offered a portion of the transaction fees their contracts generates.