Ethereum
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A builders manual for Ethereum. By builders, for builders.
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Learn Ethereum development

Read up on core concepts and the Ethereum stack with our docs

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Set up local environment

Get your stack ready for building by configuring a development environment.

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What is the Ethereum Developer Network (EDN)?

EDN is a resource to help you build with Ethereum. It includes documentation on foundational concepts as well as the development stack. Plus there are tutorials to get you up and running.

Inspired by the Mozilla Developer Network, we thought Ethereum needed a place to house great developer content and resources. Like our friends at Mozilla, everything here is open-source and ready for you to extend and improve.

If you have any feedback, reach out to us via a GitHub issue or on our Discord server.

Help us make EDN better

Like ethereum.org, these docs are a community effort. Create a PR if you see mistakes, room for improvement, or new opportunties to help Ethereum developers.

Explore the network documentation

Introductions

Intro to Ethereum

An introduction to blockchain and Ethereum

Intro to dapps

An introduction to decentralized applications

Intro to the stack

An introduction to the Ethereum stack

Web2 vs Web3

How the web3 world of development is different

Programming languages

Using Ethereum with familiar languages

Fundamentals

Accounts

Contracts or people on the network

Transactions

The way Ethereum state changes

Blocks

Batches of transactions added to the blockchain

The Ethereum virtual machine (EVM)

The computer that processes transactions

Gas

Ether needed to power transactions

Nodes and clients

How blocks and transactions are verified in the network

Networks

An overview of mainnet and the test networks

Mining

How new blocks are created and consensus is reached

The stack

Smart contracts

The logic behind dapps – self-executing agreements

Development frameworks

Tools for helping speed up development

Javascript libraries

Using javascript to interact with smart contracts

Backend APIs

Using libraries to interact with smart contracts

Block explorers

Your portal to Ethereum data

Security

Security measures to consider during development

Storage

How to handle dapp storage

Development environments

IDEs that are suitable for dapp development

Advanced

Token standards

An overview of accepted token standards

Oracles

Getting off-chain data into your smart contracts

Scaling

Solutions for faster transactions

Learn through tutorials

We're listing the best tutorials from throughout the developer community. Learn Ethereum development step-by-step from builders who have already done it.