How to install Solidity development on macOS in 2023
To set up a local environment for Solidity development on macOS, you will need to install the following tools:
- Solidity compiler
- Local Ethereum blockchain
Let’s do it step by step.
Homebrew is a package manager for macOS that makes it easy to install command-line tools. To install Homebrew, open a terminal window and run the following command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew install node
Truffle is a popular development framework for Ethereum that simplifies the process of deploying and testing smart contracts. To install Truffle using npm (the Node.js package manager), run the following command:
npm install -g truffle
Install a Solidity compiler
To compile Solidity code, you will need to install a Solidity compiler such as solc. To install solc using npm, run the following command:
npm install -g solc
Install a local Ethereum blockchain
To test your smart contracts locally, you will need to set up a local Ethereum blockchain. One popular option is Ganache, which can be installed using npm:
npm install -g ganache-cli
Alternatively, you can use a local Ethereum client such as geth or Parity.
Once you have installed these tools, you should be ready to start developing Solidity smart contracts locally. You can use Truffle to compile, deploy, and test your contracts, and Ganache or a local Ethereum client to run a local blockchain.
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