Getting started

Setting up Corda Community Edition

To start using Corda Community Edition if you have never used Corda before:

  1. Install the required software:

    • Java 8 JDK
    • IntelliJ IDEA
    • Git
    • Gradle

    For help finding these, use the setup guide.

  2. Clone the CorDapp samples repository. CorDapps are applications that run on a Corda network. Run the appropriate command:

  • Java: git clone http://github.com/corda/samples-java
  • Kotlin: git clone http://github.com/corda/samples-kotlin
  1. Follow the tutorials to set up a Corda network and start coding your CorDapps.

Upgrading to Corda Community Edition from Corda Open Source

If you are already using an open source version of Corda (Corda 4.1–Corda 4.9) and want to upgrade to Corda Community Edition, you can choose to:

  • Download the .tar file.
  • Download the .zip file
  • Use the Docker image available on Docker Hub.

Follow the upgrade guides to make sure your node and CorDapps are upgraded correctly.

Next steps

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Corda key concepts.
  2. Run a sample CorDapp to see Corda in action.
  3. Build your own CorDapp from scratch.

You can then take your Corda integration to the next level by deep-diving into specific topics in our Corda Community Edition documentation. You can also view the API reference material, browse featured apps, or browse tools and add-ons.

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