Do you want to find out how to interact with Cosmos chains? Let's take it step-by-step.
Make sure to set up your Work Environment. We have put together some useful information to get everything ready before you start.
Begin by interacting with a chain using simapp. By the end, you will know how to run a node, create blocks, and send transactions.
Then discover the first steps to building an application-specific blockchain from scratch, using Ignite to implement a checkers game and to interact with a running local blockchain from the command line.
# In this chapter
In this chapter, you will:
- Find instructions on how to set up your work environment.
- Learn how to run a node and interact with a Cosmos SDK chain.
- Work with Ignite CLI.
- Begin implementing a blockchain for a checkers game using Ignite CLI, including the creation of unit tests.
This week, make sure to submit your exercise by Thursday, 15th of December, 23:59 UTC.
Do not worry if you do not pass the exercise: it is simply meant to be an opportunity to practice and demonstrate your engagement with the program.
This is a recording of the live session Introduction to app.go with Julien Robert, Developer Relations Engineer for the Cosmos SDK:
# Next up
Before you begin running a node and exploring Ignite CLI, prep everything for the running exercise - creating a checkers blockchain - by going through the section Setup Your Work Environment.