ink! is an eDSL written in Rust and developed by Parity. It targets specifically the API of substrate’s
ink! offers Rust procedural macros and a list of crates to facilitate development and avoid boilerplate code.
ask! is a framework for AssemblyScript developers to write Wasm smart contracts for
pallet-contracts. Its syntax is similar to TypeScript.
This project is funded by Polkadot treasury - link here. It is still under development - no release is available at the moment.
Check the official GitHub here.