The subsequent tutorials are up to date with the following EOSIO components.
EOSIO based blockchains execute user-generated applications and code using WebAssembly (WASM). WASM is an emerging web standard with widespread support from Google, Microsoft, Apple, and industry leading companies.
At the moment the most mature toolchain for building applications that compile to WASM is clang/llvm with their C/C++ compiler. For best compatibility, it is recommended that you use the EOSIO C++ toolchain.
Other toolchains in development by 3rd parties include: Rust, Python, and Solidity. While these other languages may appear simpler, their performance will likely impact the scale of application you can build. We expect that C++ will be the best language for developing high-performance and secure smart contracts and plan to use C++ for the foreseeable future.
The EOSIO software supports the following environments for development and/or deployment:
- Amazon Linux 2
- Centos 7
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Ubuntu 18.04
- MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and higher
There are a variety of tools provided along with EOSIO which requires you to have basic command line knowledge in order to interact with.
We can use any text editor that, preferably, supports C++ syntax highlighting. Some of the popular editors are Sublime Text and Atom. Another option is an IDE, which provides a more sophisticated code completion and more complete development experience. You are welcome to use the software of your personal preference, but if you're unsure what to use we've provided some options for you to explore.
Alternatively, you can try out some community driven IDEs specifically developed for EOSIO:
Only a sample of what you'll learn
- How to quickly spin up a node
- Manage wallets and keys
- Create Accounts
- Write some contracts
- Compilation and ABI
- Deploy contracts
- Before You Begin: Steps to download and install binaries on your system.