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.
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 locally or in the cloud and get an understanding of the core concepts needed to be successful with ArcBlock’s platform.
To start, most developer getting started who are interested in building a DApps easily will look at the Forge Blockchain Application Framework. Forge Framework 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.
Open Chain Access Protocol
The second documentation area is for ArcBlock’s Open Chain Access Protocol (OCAP). OCAP is an industry first protocol for accessing and consuming underlying blockchains in a unified way. 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. 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