1. Arbitrum IDE Environment Configuration

This section provides a detailed explanation of the environment configuration for Arbitrum IDE, which is essential for developing dApps on the Arbitrum blockchain.

1. Create a new Arbitrum Project

Visit ChainIDE and click the "Try Now" button on the front page of ChainIDE as shown in the figure below.

Here, you will choose your login method, which includes two options: GitHub and Guest. For this tutorial, select GitHub login, as later on, the use of the Sandbox requires users to log in with GitHub.

Click the "New Project" button.

A pop-up window will appear. On the left side of the pop-up, select "Arbitrum". Then, select a temple to create a new project.

2. Configure Wallet

Connecting to Arbitrum is made easy through MetaMask. Below is a tutorial on how to configure MetaMask.

Setting Up MetaMask Tutorial

Step 1: Install MetaMask Extension

  1. Open your browser (preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

  2. Click on "Download" and choose the version suitable for your browser.

  3. Install the MetaMask extension and set up a password as prompted.

Step 2: Create or Restore an Account

  1. After installing MetaMask, click on the MetaMask icon in the top right corner of your browser.

  2. If you don't have a MetaMask account, choose "Create a Wallet." If you already have an account, select "Import Account" (if importing from a mnemonic phrase or private key) or "Connect a Wallet" (if importing from another wallet).

  3. If you're a new user, follow the steps to create an account and securely back up your mnemonic phrase.

Step 3: Explore the MetaMask Interface

  1. Once your account is created, you'll see the main MetaMask interface. Here, you can view your balance, add assets, check transaction history, and more.

Step 4: Connect to Arbitrum Network

  1. In the next section, will be told how to connect to the mainnet and testnet.

Step 5: Obtain test tokens

  1. A faucet is the site/place where you can get test tokens. Use them to make sure your wallet has enough assets to cover the cost of deployment and pay transaction gas.

You can claim test tokens at the following link.

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