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IBM Blockchain Platform: Develop

Welcome, application developers! In less than 5 minutes, model a blockchain network using the IBM Blockchain Platform – powered by the industry-leading Hyperledger Composer toolset.

Ready? Let’s get started…

Model and code your blockchain use case, ready to deploy wherever you choose. The IBM Blockchain Platform offers a free developer environment based on Hyperledger Composer, where you can rapidly define and test your business network and export it for deployment.

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Step 1: Develop your business network

To quickly edit and test a sample business network right away in your browser, with no installation required, try the Online Playground. Or, if you plan to ultimately deploy your use case, you can develop and test with a complete local dev environment, including Hyperledger Composer, Hyperledger Fabric, CLI tools, IDE extension, a REST server, and app generator.

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Step 2: Develop locally

Before you choose a managed plan for deployment, you can iterate on your Business Network while deploying it to a real Blockchain runtime suitable for PoCs. Your local dev environment already includes one, which our Developer Tutorial will help you learn how to use. A free cloud environment, the “developer Sandbox” is also available.

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Step 3: Deploy to the cloud

Once you’ve developed and tested your business network, you can deploy it to a live network running on the IBM Blockchain Platform on the IBM Cloud. Our platform provides you with a secure, managed, consortium-ready environment that is customizable for your enterprise.

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Step 4: Expand your network

Connect with the Hyperledger Composer community, experiment with sample business network definitions, and learn how to customize the samples to meet your needs in our comprehensive developer tutorial.