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2nd
Mar 2016
Kiran Lakhotia
@kiranlak
Mar 02 2016 05:28
Hi, what's the quickest way to test/explore smart contracts & get sufficient ether to do so? I was at the workshop last night and we couldn't get a private chain setup. I'm now connected to the test net. Do I just have to start mining and wait or is there another way?
Afri Schoedon
@5chdn
Mar 02 2016 08:27
yes just start a single miner threat, and wait 1 minute. keep the miner running while you deploy the contracts.
Jon Nordby
@jonnor
Mar 02 2016 09:06
yeah mining on th e testnet is very quick. Overnight I got 1*10^21 ether, haha
Kiran Lakhotia
@kiranlak
Mar 02 2016 09:09
ok - I'll start mining :)
yann300
@yann300
Mar 02 2016 09:15
hi all!
by the way you could also write dapp (contract code + front end) using Mix, then deploy on the testnet also with mix and browse it with Mist.
is it the morden testnet or is this another testnet?
Jon Nordby
@jonnor
Mar 02 2016 10:10
geth --testnet so that should be Morden
Jon Nordby
@jonnor
Mar 02 2016 22:53
wrote first working smart-contract today. Spent a lot of time not understanding why I could not see events going on, before I realized that I only used call in my tests... That means there were no transactions, and since events are logs attached to transaction - no events either...
Jon Nordby
@jonnor
Mar 02 2016 22:58
so one needs to use sendTransaction, or the high-level promises setup by ether-pudding
chriseth
@chriseth
Mar 02 2016 23:38
congratulation, @jonnor !
oh, and I forgot to mention that during the meetup: If you have projects (even the tinyest) you want to showcase, please talk to me!