This chapter walks you through setting up your Starknet development tools.

Essential tools to install:

  1. Starkli - A CLI tool for interacting with Starknet. More tools are discussed in Chapter 2.

  2. Scarb - Cairo’s package manager that compiles code to Sierra, a mid-level language between Cairo and CASM.

  3. Katana - Katana is a Starknet node, built for local development.

For support or queries, visit our GitHub Issues or contact espejelomar on Telegram.

Starkli Installation

Easily install Starkli using Starkliup, an installer invoked through the command line.

curl | sh

Restart your terminal and confirm installation:

starkli --version

To upgrade Starkli, simply repeat the steps.

Scarb Package Manager Installation

We will get deeper into Scarb later in this chapter. For now, we will go over the installation process.

For macOS and Linux:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

For Windows, follow manual setup in the Scarb documentation.

Restart the terminal and run:

scarb --version

To upgrade Scarb, rerun the installation command.

Katana Node Installation

To install Katana, use the dojoup installer from the command line:

curl -L | bash

After restarting your terminal, verify the installation with:

katana --version

To upgrade Katana, rerun the installation command.

You are now set to code in Cairo and deploy to Starknet.