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Preparing Environment

You have the the tools to develop smart contracts. You also need the environment to deploy and call your smart contracts. You can utilize the Mainnet as a production environment for your business application, as well as the Testnet as a testing environment before deploying your release to Mainnet.

Checking the Network

You can check the Mainnet by viewing the ParallelChain Explorer:

The explorer can explore transactions, addresses, information about the network, and blocks.

To verify that Testnet is alive:

You can use ParallelChain Client CLI (called pchain_client) to interact with the Testnet node.

Setting Up ParallelChain Client CLI

Before we start developing the smart contracts, the pchain_client executable needs to be configured.

If you are not yet familiar with pchain_client, See Install and Setup to install pchain_client and learn about the basic functionalities before proceeding with smart contract development.