Getting Truffle to Work With React
Truffle is a handy tool that helps you compile and deploy smart contracts. I ran into a bunch of gotchas the first time I tried setting a project up with truffle and react, so I’m going to walk your through the basics.
Truffle has made it simple to build Dapps with different frontend frameworks by creating pre-configured boilerplates projects called truffle boxes. To create a react truffle box create an empty folder and navigate into it in the command line, then type
truffle unbox react.
Before you can use your truffle box you have to compile and deploy the example smart contract that comes with the boilerplate. To do this, type
truffle develop in the command line and this will start a truffle development console. Inside the console type
compile, wait for it to finish compiling and then type
The ‘develop’ command will create a test blockchain for you to use while you are...
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