Currently my workflow is like this:
- write a validator script in Plutus
- test the script in by creating functions/endpoints to submit transactions to
- if the test goes well, I serialize the script and get a
- test the serialized script in the blockchain (preprod or mainnet) using cardano-cli or other front-end tools (like lucid or mesh)
Step 4 is quite laborious. It requires that you find the right syntaxes in the front-end tools that are equivalent to Plutus’ in step 2. You might not find one. Or your tools of choice may not yet support state-of-the-art features your dapp needs. And, of course, if the test fails and the validator script needs changes, you have to go back to step 1. Going through 2-4 all over again.
So I figure: if I can submit transactions to the blockchain right there in Plutus, life will be much easier. That would eliminate step 3-4 and speedup the development immeasurably. That would also reduce bugs and errors when translating between multiple platforms/environments.
Is there a way to achieve that?
Or, is there a better/faster workflow?