Gamma uses Docker to run a personal blockchain with multiple nodes locally. Make sure Docker is available on your machine.
See installation instructions here.
Install the community edition using the convenience script here.
Next, install the Gamma CLI.
gamma-cli is the command line tool for developers to interact with a Gamma server instance running on their machine.
brew install orbs-network/devtools/gamma-cli
Run the gamma-cli install script in terminal:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/orbs-network/gamma-cli/master/gammacli-linux-install-v0.7.0.sh | bash
Verify the installation by running:
You can see the various commands supported by the CLI by running in terminal
You can use the CLI to start and stop Gamma server, deploy contracts and send transactions.
Gamma server is an in-memory virtual chain on top of an Orbs blockchain with several nodes on your local machine. The server allows you to test your contracts locally before deploying them to production.
If the server isn't installed yet,
gamma-cli installs it automatically.
So far, we only installed the cli tool. Now, start the Gamma server by running the following command in the terminal. The CLI tool will notice the server is not installed and will install it for you:
If everything went well, you now have a running ORBS blockchain on your local machine. Yes, it's that simple! You can browse to http://localhost:8080/ to view the status of your local ORBS instance.
start-local comands also runs our block explorer, Prism. You can use Prism to get more info about your blockchain instance by browsing to http://localhost:3000/.
When finished with the server, stop it by running in terminal