Abstract SDK - How to get started

SDK Background

Welcome to the builder section of the Abstract documentation. The following sections will walk you through the process of setting up your development environment, creating an App Module and deploying it to our on-chain registry so that it can be used by others.

Tools used in this guide

Here are the most important tools you will need to know about to get started with the Abstract SDK:

  1. A minimal understanding of Rust is expected. If you are new to Rust, you can find a great introduction to the language in the The Rust Book.

  2. The Abstract SDK is built using the CosmWasm smart-contract framework. If you are new to CosmWasm, you can find a great introduction to the framework in the CosmWasm Book.

  3. Abstract also makes extensive use of cw-orchestrator, our CosmWasm scripting library. You can read its documentation here.

  • Rust Analyzer: Rust Analyzer is a language server that provides IDE support for Rust. If you use VS-Code it’s highly recommended.
  • Intellij Rust Plugin: open-source Rust plugin compatible with all IntelliJ-based IDEs. You are going to need it if you are using the Intellij IDEA Community Edition IDE, however it’s not needed for the Rust Rover.
  • Just: Just is a command runner that we use to improve the development flow. You can install it by following the instructions on the Github repository.