This is the documentation for BigchainDB Server, or in other words, node - the BigchainDB software that is on servers (but not on clients).
Setup Instructions for Various Cases¶
Develop an App Test¶
To develop an app that talks to a BigchainDB network, you’ll want a test network to test it against. You have a few options:
- The IPDB Test Network (or “Testnet”) is a free-to-use, publicly-available test network that you can test against. It is available at IPDB testnet.
- You could also run a BigchainDB node on you local machine. One way is to use this node setup guide with a one-node “network” by using the all-in-one docker solution, or manual installation and configuration of the components. Another way is to use one of the deployment methods listed in the network setup guide or in the the docs about contributing to BigchainDB.
Create a transaction and post it to the test network: