Quick start

A quick start manual

There are several options for quick start, depending on what you are trying to do:

  1. Beginner: Build your first application in the NEAR Studio IDE

  2. Intermediate: Use NEAR with an existing front-end

  3. Advanced: Build and run a local TestNet node

  4. Expert: Build and run a local multi-node TestNet

We have 3 development environments currently available:

  1. Local TestNet: You run this node in your local environment.

  2. Hosted TestNet: NEAR hosts a multi-node TestNet in the cloud. This is currently the default that our online Studio IDE, Block Explorer and Wallet point to.

Blocks on the TestNets are not produced continuously -- they are only created when needed (so you can't necessarily rely on them for timing purposes).

Quick reference: Link to the Hackathon Quickstart Vagrant box