Embark 2 comes with a terminal dashboard.
The dashboard will tell you the state of your contracts, the enviroment you are using, and what embark is doing at the moment.
Available Services will display the services available to your dapp in green, if one of these is down then it will be displayed in red.
logs and console
There is a console at the bottom which can be used to interact with
contracts or with embark itself. type
help to see a list of
available commands, more commands will be added with each version of