Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
When it comes to setting up an integrated development environment (IDE), building with Ethereum is similar to any other software project. There's many options to choose from, so at the end of the day, pick the one that best suits your preferences.
If you're looking to fiddle with code before you set up a local development environment, these web apps are custom-built for Ethereum smart contract development.
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.
Most established IDEs have built plugins to enhance the Ethereum development experience. At a minimum, they provide syntax highlighting for smart contract languages.
Visual Studio Code - Professional cross-platform IDE with official Ethereum support.
- Visual Studio Code
- Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum
- Azure Blockchain Workbench
- Code samples
Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, etc.) - Essential tools for software developers and teams
- solidity - Ethereum Solidity Language for Visual Studio Code
- Prettier Solidity - Code formatter using prettier
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