Setup Local Development Development
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.
- DFX CLI - Install the specific version 0.13.1
> DFX_VERSION=0.13.1 > sh -ci "$(curl -fsSL https://internetcomputer.org/install.sh)"
- Vessel - Motoko Package Management Tools
Follow the instructions from https://github.com/dfinity/vessel (opens in a new tab) to download the binary for your platform. Put the binary in your PATH e.g /usr/local/bin .
Lear more about how BeamFi use Vessel to install 3rd party Motoko packages
Open a separate new command line Terminal
> dfx start
To avoid unnecessary direct dependencies and circular dependencies in Motoko, the canister IDs are kept in backend/config/Env.mo. 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/Env.mo