Ethereum Developer Portal
Everything you need to start building on the Ethereum blockchain.
This developer portal is a place to get started and find the tools you need to develop and build applications on the Ethereum blockchain. Below you’ll find the most popular knowledge bases, infrastructure tools, programming libraries, and more that will teach you how to build software on Ethereum. We recommend taking a look through the portal and reading about all the developer tools and options before getting started.
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The Ethereum ecosystem is a massive and talented open source community and has produced a pantheon of valuable developer resources over the past several years. With a platform like Kauri, the community is now even using the innovation of Ethereum itself to vet, curate, and store high-quality content. From in-person training to technical tutorials to research forums, the knowledge bases below offer a wide range of resources for developers of all levels.
Academy provides an end-to-end Ethereum developer course that is self-paced and open year-round.
Crowdsourced resources for individuals seeking to learn, listen, or read about Ethereum.
Learn to build on Ethereum by reading all the latest articles, tutorials, documentation, and best practices.
A technical discussion forum about everything from Casper to sharding to state channels.
Node infrastructure and instant access APIs make it easy for Ethereum developers to connect their applications to the blockchain. An Ethereum client refers to any node that is able to parse and verify the blockchain, its smart contracts, and everything in between. An Ethereum client also provides interfaces to create transactions and mine blocks which is the key for any Ethereum transaction.
A scalable, standards-based, globally distributed cluster and API endpoint for Ethereum, IPFS, and other infrastructures.
A command line interface for running a full Ethereum node implemented in Go.
An Ethereum client developed by Parity Technologies using the Rust programming language.
Hyperledger Besu is an open source Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java.
Codefi, a blockchain operating system for Commerce and Finance, accelerates blockchain development with configurable, easy-to-integrate tools and modules.
Kaleido, The Blockchain Business Cloud, is a full-stack blockchain platform with a plug and play marketplace that simplifies and accelerates the entire enterprise journey—from PoC to live production.
IDEs and Editors
IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment. IDEs and Editors are what you need to write and test software. They are software suites that consolidate basic tools that are required to start writing on Ethereum.
Testing and Deployment
Waffle is a library for writing and testing smart contracts. Waffle is based on ethers.js.
Microsoft's Azure blockchain development kit simplifies how you create, connect to, build, and deploy smart contracts on Ethereum ledgers.
The most popular smart contract development, testing, and deployment framework. The Truffle suite includes Truffle, Ganache, and Drizzle.
A framework that allows you to easily develop and deploy decentralized applications. Embark currently integrates with EVM blockchains (Ethereum), IPFS, Swarm, Whisper, and Orbit.
Ok, so you’ve finally built your dapp or smart contract. But how do you know it was set up correctly and is safe from hackers? The security tools below will help ensure that your code is safe and follows all Ethereum development best practices.
A command line interface that uses a symbolic execution tool on smart contracts and binaries.
An analysis tool for smart contracts. Oyente utilizes a symbolic execution tool that works directly with EVM byte code without access to the high level representation (e.g Solidity).
A security analysis API for Ethereum smart contracts. MythX powers tools that bring security into the smart contract software development life cycle.
Public testnets on Ethereum offer a way for developers to test what they build without putting their creations on the main Ethereum network. You can obtain as much ETH as you want on testnets because testnet ETH doesn’t carry any monetary value. Similar to public testnets, local testnets are a place for you to test your software without pushing it public. Unlike public testnets, the local testnet software will only run on your computer/node and other users won’t be able to see it or interact with it. Below are the most used testnets to start testing on and links for requesting testnet ETH.
A proof-of-authority blockchain started by the Parity team. Test ether must be requested.
Proof-of-authority cross-client testnet, synching Parity Ethereum, Geth, Nethermind, Pantheon, and EthereumJS. This testnet is a community-based project, completely open-source.
A proof-of-work blockchain that most closely resembles Ethereum and allows you to easily mine faux-Ether.
If you want to start developing dapps, you’ll need front-end development skills. Below are the most popular front-end interfaces that will help you turn your dapp from an idea to a live Ethereum mainnet application. If you’re interested in doing backend/protocol work on Ethereum, you should have significant experience with Go, Rust, Java, .NET, Ruby, or Python.
A collection of front-end libraries that make writing decentralized application front-ends easier and more predictable. Drizzle provides a Redux library to connect a front-end to a blockchain.
Ethereum allows you to save variables or data in permanent storage. The storage platforms below are where all of the smart contract data lives. IPFS is the most commonly used storage system on Ethereum. Explore the platforms below to learn more about how storage on Ethereum works.
Blockchains store data in ways most apps find difficult to access. The following data query layer APIs will enable you to obtain the data you need for your project or application.
Etherscan provides Ethereum blockchain APIs as a community service and without warranty.
EthStats is powered by Alethio and provides instant Ethereum blockchain monitoring from block time to gas limit.
Alethio's API gives you a robust and reliable way to query synthesized, indexed Ethereum data in real-time via a JSON:API compliant REST interface.
Now that you know the tools you need, it’s time to get started. The way developers work is changing especially in the blockchain industry. The following places offer freelance developer work or new opportunities to get paid contributing to open source projects. Find out how you can start contributing to projects and get paid for it!
ConsenSys Grants funds projects that meet the needs of a rapidly accelerating Ethereum ecosystem.
Tachyon is an accelerator for early-stage blockchain and Web 3.0 startups.
Blockchain Developer Job Kit
Where to find blockchain jobs, skills required, industry knowledge, and more.
Panvala is a decentralized foundation that helps fund the work that the whole Ethereum community depends on.
The Bounties Network lets you create projects, collaborate, and get paid for doing great work in any domain.
Get paid in crypto for freelance jobs, building features, and solving bug bounties. Work with top open source projects and get paid out fast.
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