ArcBlock Developer Website Enables Developers to Build Custom Blockchains and DApps
2019–07–08 — originally published https://www.arcblock.io/en/post/2019/07/08/arcblock-developer-page
ArcBlock Developer Website Helps Developers Build Custom Blockchains and DApps using ArcBlock’s Blockchain Platform and Developer Tools
Over the last year, ArcBlock has been busy engineering a next-generation blockchain platform that enables developers to build, manage and deploy decentralized applications easily. The goal was to create a Ruby on Rails like experience giving developers all the components they need to make everything work and allow them to simply concentrate on what they do best — write code. Today, ArcBlock is happy to announce the release of its developer website that includes all the necessary documentation for Forge, OCAP and more — visit https://docs.arcblock.io/.
The ArcBlock Developer Website is full of information related to the Forge Blockchain Application Framework, Open Chain Access Protocol and other developer tools and syntax important to get the most out of the ArcBlock blockchain platform. To start, developers can get the basics of how to set up a development environment on their Mac, Linux and in the cloud and most importantly, get a deep understanding of the core concepts needed to be successful with ArcBlock’s platform.
To start, most developer experts and enthusiasts getting started and interested in building a DApps easily will look at the Forge Blockchain Application Framework, the all-new blockchain application framework that underpins ArcBlock’s developer services. Forge Framework includes everything needed to build, manage and deploy DApps and takes the hard work out of building DApps by providing the batteries needed for any DApp and letting developers focus on what they do best — write code.
- Forge blockchain SDKs
- Developer Tools
- Forge RPC, Transactions and more
Within each section, explanations and definitions are provided along with key examples where needed. To help developers get started, ArcBlock also provides starter kits for the different SDKs that provide Dapp examples and basic building blocks to help anyone build their first Dapp in just a few steps.
Developers can also find public repo’s at https://www.github.com/arcblock and other engineering examples https://www.arcblock.io/en/categories/Engineering%20blog.
Open Chain Access Protocol
Open Chain Access Protocol (OCAP) is an industry first protocol for accessing and consuming underlying blockchains in a unified way. Launched last year, the goal of OCAP is simple — to make it easy for applications to work with different blockchains automatically and works by giving developers access to APIs that enable open connectivity and access to different blockchain protocols. OCAP already supports Bitcoin and Ethereum and developers can also utilize GraphQL to create queries for fetching application data using a single interface. Developers can access the documentation here http://ocap-docs.arcblock.io/intro/ with the following categories:
- Quick Start
- OCAP SDK
Blockchain Starter Kits
One of the fastest ways to start creating decentralized applications is ArcBlock’s Forge React Starter Kit. With the Starter Kit, developers can immediately bring thousands of React libraries and components to their DApp running on a Forge-powered blockchain. Visit ArcBlock’s Github page https://www.github.com/arcblock for more details.