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↳ Developer Resources

Guides, resources, and tools for developers building on Ethereum.

↳ Getting started

If you’re new to developing with Ethereum, you’re in the right place. These guides written by the Ethereum community will introduce you to the basics of the Ethereum stack and introduce core concepts that might be different from other app development you’re familiar with.

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Helpful Resources

  • Getting up to speed on EthereumAug 7, 2017 - Matt Condon
  • Ethereum In Depth, Part 1May 11, 2018 - Facu Spagnuolo
  • Ethereum In Depth, Part 2July 24, 2018 - Facu Spagnuolo
  • Ethereum Development Walkthrough, Parts 1-5Jan 14, 2018 - dev_zl
  • Ethereum 101, Parts 1-7Feb 13, 2019 - Wil Barnes
  • Full Stack Hello World Voting Ethereum Dapp TutorialFeb 2019 - Mahesh Murthy
  • Mastering Ethereum - A comprehensive textbook available for free onlineDec 1, 2018 - Andreas Antonopoulos & Gavin Wood
  • Ethereum Developer Portal - Everything you need to get started building on EthereumUpdated often - ConsenSys
  • Deconstructing a Solidity ContractAug 13, 2018 - Alejandro Santander & Leo Arias
  • Full Stack Dapp Tutorial SeriesUpdated Often - Joshua Cassidy

↳ Smart Contract Languages

Any program that runs on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is commonly referred to as a “smart contract”.

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The most popular languages for writing smart contracts on Ethereum are Solidity and Vyper, though there are others under development.

Solidity -The most popular language on Ethereum, inspired by C++, Python and JavaScript.

Vyper -Security focused language for Ethereum, based on Python.

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↳ Language Specific Resources

We're building a suite of language-specific landing pages for developer to learn about Ethereum in their preferred programming language.

↳ Developer Tools

Ethereum has a large and growing number of tools to help developers build, test, and deploy their applications.

Below are the most popular tools to get you started. If you want to dive deeper, check out this comprehensive list.

↳ Frameworks

Truffle -A development environment, testing framework, build pipeline, and other tools.

Embark -A development environment, testing framework, and other tools integrated with Ethereum, IPFS, and Whisper.

Waffle -A framework for advanced smart contract development and testing (based on ethers.js).

Etherlime -Ethers.js based framework for dapp development (Solidity & Vyper), deployment, debugging, testing and more.

↳ Other Tools

Ethereum Grid -A desktop application for downloading, configuring, and running Ethereum clients and tools.

Buidler -A task runner for Ethereum smart contract developers.

OpenZeppelin SDK -The Ultimate Smart Contract Toolkit: A suite of tools to help you develop, compile, upgrade, deploy and interact with smart contracts.

The Graph -A protocol for indexing Ethereum and IPFS data and querying it using GraphQL.

Tenderly -A platform to easily monitor your smart contracts with error tracking, alerting, performance metrics, and detailed contract analytics.

Python Tooling -Variety of libraries for Ethereum interaction via Python.

Brownie -Python-based development environment and testing framework.

web3j -A Java/Android/Kotlin/Scala integration library for Ethereum.

One Click Dapp -Generate a frontend directly from ABI for fast development and testing.

3Box -User-controlled IPFS database storage for data-rich and engaging applications.

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Support for profiles, encrypted spaces, and messaging, with additional drop-in plugins to simplify development.

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↳ Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

Ethereum Studio -Web-based IDE ideal for new developers looking to experiment with smart contracts.

Ethereum Studio features multiple templates, MetaMask integration, transaction logger, and a built in-browser Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to help you get started building on Ethereum as fast as possible.

Visual Studio Code -Professional cross-platform IDE with official Ethereum support.

Remix -Web-based IDE with built in static analysis, and a test blockchain virtual machine.

EthFiddle -Web-based IDE that lets you write, compile, and debug your smart contract.

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↳ Frontend JavaScript APIs

Web3.js -Ethereum JavaScript API.

Ethers.js -Complete Ethereum wallet implementation and utilities in JavaScript and TypeScript.

light.js -A high-level reactive JS library optimized for light clients.

Web3-wrapper -Typescript alternative to Web3.js.

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↳ Backend APIs

Alchemy -Ethereum API and developer tools.

Infura -The Ethereum API as a service.

Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway.

Nodesmith -JSON-RPC API access to Ethereum mainnet and testnets.

Chainstack -Shared and dedicated Ethereum nodes as a service.

QuikNode -Blockchain developer platform.

↳ Storage

IPFS -InterPlanetary File System is a decentralized storage and file referencing system for Ethereum.

Swarm -A distributed storage platform and content distribution service for the Ethereum web3 stack.

OrbitDB -A decentralized peer to peer database on top of IPFS.

↳ Security Tools

↳ Smart Contract Security

Slither -Solidity static analysis framework written in Python 3.

MythX -Security analysis API for Ethereum smart contracts.

Mythril -Security analysis tool for EVM bytecode.

SmartContract.Codes -Search engine for verified solidity source codes.

Manticore -A command line interface that uses a symbolic execution tool on smart contracts and binaries.

Securify -Security scanner for Ethereum smart contracts.

ERC20 Verifier -A verification tool used to check if a contract complies with the ERC20 standard.

↳ Formal Verification

Information on Formal Verification

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↳ Testing Tools

Solidity-Coverage -Alternative solidity code coverage tool.

hevm -Implementation of the EVM made specifically for unit testing and debugging smart contracts.

Whiteblock Genesis -An end-to-end development sandbox and testing platform for blockchain.

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↳ Block Explorers

Block explorers are services that let you browse the Ethereum blockchain (and its testnets), by finding information about specific transactions, blocks, contracts, and other on-chain activity.

↳ Testnets and Faucets

The Ethereum community maintains multiple testnets.

These are used by developers to test their applications under different conditions before deploying to the Ethereum mainnet.

Ropsten -Proof of Work blockchain, test-ether can be mined.

Rinkeby -Proof of Authority blockchain, maintained by the Geth development team.

Goerli -Cross-client Proof of Authority blockchain, built and maintained by the Goerli community

↳ Clients & Running your own Node

The Ethereum network is made up of many nodes who run compatible client software.

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The majority of these nodes run Geth or Parity, each of which can be configured in different ways according to your needs.

↳ Clients

Geth -Ethereum clients written in Go.

Parity -Ethereum client written in Rust.

Hyperledger Besu -Ethereum client written in Java.

Nethermind -Ethereum client written in C# .NET Core.

↳ Running your own node

Ethnode -Run an Ethereum node (Geth or Parity) for local development.