Getting Started
Local Envoironment

Setup Local Development Development

Development Environment Setup

If you have NVM - Node Version Manager (opens in a new tab) installed, you can run the following command to install the correct version of NodeJS:

> nvm use
  • VSCode Editor

Install VSCode (opens in a new tab) if you haven't.

Install Extensions: Prettier (opens in a new tab), Motoko (opens in a new tab)

  • DFX CLI - Install the specific version 0.13.1
> DFX_VERSION=0.13.1
> sh -ci "$(curl -fsSL"

Lear more about how BeamFi use Vessel to install 3rd party Motoko packages

Run local IC replicas

Open a separate new command line Terminal

> dfx start

Setup Environment Config

To avoid unnecessary direct dependencies and circular dependencies in Motoko, the canister IDs are kept in backend/config/ Note that the canister IDs are different for local development and production deployment.

For local development, simply use the preconfigured EnvLocal.txt.

> cp guide/EnvLocal.txt backend/config/