Configuring the environement
Before welcoming you onaboard, you will need to install a small extension called Metamask. Don't panic, I will guide you through the installation process.
What is it
MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web in your browser. It includes a secure identity vault, providing a user interface to manage your identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions.
Why do you need it
This tutorial makes you interact with a real blockchain. The contracts you write are deployed and tested from your web browser. You will familiarize yourself with a real environement and will thereafter be able to develop your own application quicker and easier.
You can install the MetaMask add-on in most browser. Just follow the links:
Once you have the extension installed, click on it. The installation process ask you for a password, do not use the same password as for your account. Here are the different steps of the installation process.
TODO: have a carousel here
- Privacy policies
- Setup password
- Default account
- Kovan network
Copy/paste your public address into the associated section of your account. After a few seconds, you should receive enough tokens to perform the whole tutorial.
Disclaimer while the website is still under development, you can use a public blockchain
It seems you're now ready. Let's begin!