Enough talk — let’s get down and dirty with some actual code, tools, and all the blockchain goodness that comes with it!

🦀 Installing Rust

Since we’re going to be using Rust to develop our custom pallet, make sure you have the Rust toolchain installed. Below you can find a guide for Linux and macOS. If you need a Windows guide for installing Rust, visit here.

🐥 Installing the Frontend Template

The front end template is a valuable source that will allow us to quickly verify and test our Substrate chain with minimal interference.

# Clone the repository
git clone <https://github.com/substrate-developer-hub/substrate-front-end-template.git>
cd substrate-front-end-template
yarn install

# To start it
yarn start

More info can be found at the repository linkhttps://github.com/substrate-developer-hub/substrate-front-end-template.

💥 The Polkadot.js Explorer

The explorer is also a great way to get more insight into your node’s operations. Go to:

Polkadot/Substrate Portal

Once there, you can click the upper left, and make sure you have Local Node selected.