Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 5 minutes

iExec SDK V2 Tutorial

iExec allows Ethereum developers to create applications that can be executed off-chain. The iExec SDK brings all the tools to develop, deploy and execute Dapps on Ethereum and iExec. Using these tools, you will be able to deploy any legacy applications in the iExec infrastructure and execute them through calls to Ethereum smart contracts.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Init your iExec project
  • Deploy your app on Ethereum and monetize it
  • Buy & Run a work using the iExec Marketplace

Ready? Let's go!

Congratulations, you've successfully made it through this tutorial!

You are now more familiar with the iExec SDK, and with the iExec platform.

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iExec SDK V2 tutorial

Step 1 of 3

Step 1 - Install iexec and init your project

Install and Init you iExec project

Install SDK

Pre-requisite: You need to have node.js installed on your machine. Then let's install iexec CLI tool:

npm -g install iexec

Check iexec help:

iexec --help

Check iexec version:

iexec --version

Init you iExec project

iexec init

Your iexec Dapp is composed at the minimum of 4 files:

  • iexec.json the main config file.
  • chain.json the network config file, to set ethereum chain for example.
  • wallet.json your ethereum wallet to store ETH and RLC
  • account.json your iExec account, to authenticate with the scheduler when downloading work result

And another file to store deployed smart contract addresses:

  • deployed.json used to store deployed addresses.

Load your wallet

iexec wallet show

let's get some ETH:

iexec wallet getETH

As the default chain is Kovan, you have to manually request for kovan ETH by sending your wallet public address in this gitter chat group: https://gitter.im/kovan-testnet/faucet

Now let's get some RLC:

iexec wallet getRLC

If you have ETH and RLC on you wallet, you can now deposit RLC on you iExec account:

iexec account deposit 50

You are good, now that you have RLC on you iExec account, you can go to next step.