First Steps With Starknet Foundry

In this section we provide an overview of Starknet Foundry snforge command line tool. We demonstrate how to create a new project, compile, and test it.

To start a new project with Starknet Foundry, run snforge init

$ snforge init project_name

Let's check out the project structure

$ cd project_name
$ tree . -L 1
├── Scarb.toml
├── src
└── tests

3 directories
  • src/ contains source code of all your contracts.
  • tests/ contains tests.
  • Scarb.toml contains configuration of the project as well as of snforge

And run tests with snforge test

$ snforge test
Collected 2 test(s) from test_name package
Running 0 test(s) from src/
Running 2 test(s) from tests/
[PASS] tests::test_contract::test_increase_balance
[PASS] tests::test_contract::test_cannot_increase_balance_with_zero_value
Tests: 2 passed, 0 failed, 0 skipped, 0 ignored, 0 filtered out

Using snforge With Existing Scarb Projects

To use snforge with existing Scarb projects, make sure you have declared the snforge_std package as your project development dependency.

Add the following line under [dev-dependencies] section in the Scarb.toml file.

# ...

snforge_std = { git = "", tag = "v0.12.0" }

Make sure that the version in tag matches snforge. You can check the currently installed version with

$ snforge --version
snforge 0.12.0

It is also possible to add this dependency using scarb add command.

$ scarb add snforge_std \ 
 --dev \
 --git \
 --tag v0.12.0

Additionally, ensure that casm codegen is enabled in the Scarb.toml file.

# ...
casm = true
# ...