Deploying your contract to production is a big step with a lot at stake and can be a scary task. That’s why we’ve put together a checklist on things you should do before releasing your smart-contracts.
You can run tests without directly connecting to an existing nodeos node. Hydra allows you to quickly get started writing unit tests.
Block.one announced that it has awarded Klevoya with a $50k grant to further develop it's smart contract verification system