Soda is a powerful tool specifically designed for Solana developers, aiming to streamline and simplify the development process. At its core, Soda can generate Solana programs and client source code from an Interface Definition Language (IDL) or allow users to create new Solana IDLs through an intuitive user interface.
What is an IDL (Interface Definition Language)?
Solana IDL is a standardized format used to describe the interface of a Solana program. It's a schema that outlines the data types, accounts, methods (instructions), and errors a program can interact with or produce. By defining this interface, it becomes easier for developers and platforms to understand and interact with the program, without needing to dive deep into its code.