ArcBlock Developer Website Helps Developers Build Custom Blockchains and DApps using ArcBlock's Blockchain Platform and Developer Tools

Over the last year, ArcBlock has been busy engineering a next-generation blockchain platform that enables developers to build, manage and deploy decentralized applications easily. The goal was to create a Ruby on Rails like experience giving developers all the components they need to make everything work and allow them to simply concentrate on what they do best - write code. Today, ArcBlock is happy to announce the release of its developer website that includes all the necessary documentation for Forge, OCAP and more - visit

The ArcBlock Developer Website is full of information related to the Forge Blockchain Application Framework, Open Chain Access Protocol and other developer tools and syntax important to get the most out of the ArcBlock blockchain platform. To start, developers can get the basics of how to set up a development environment on their Mac, Linux and in the cloud and most importantly, get a deep understanding of the core concepts needed to be successful with ArcBlock’s platform.

Forge Framework

To start, most developer experts and enthusiasts getting started and interested in building a DApps easily will look at the Forge Blockchain Application Framework, the all-new blockchain application framework that underpins ArcBlock’s developer services. Forge Framework includes everything needed to build, manage and deploy DApps and takes the hard work out of building DApps by providing the batteries needed for any DApp and letting developers focus on what they do best - write code.

ArcBlock wants developers to know that despite the broad capabilities, and tools available to developers that unlike most blockchain systems they are able to simply use the programming language SDK of their choice including Python, Java, Javascript, iOS, Android and more. ArcBlocks developer documentation is broken up into several key development areas:

Within each section, explanations and definitions are provided along with key examples where needed. To help developers get started, ArcBlock also provides starter kits for the different SDKs that provide Dapp examples and basic building blocks to help anyone build their first Dapp in just a few steps.

Developers can also find public repo’s at and other engineering examples

Open Chain Access Protocol

Open Chain Access Protocol (OCAP) is an industry first protocol for accessing and consuming underlying blockchains in a unified way. Launched last year, the goal of OCAP is simple - to make it easy for applications to work with different blockchains automatically and works by giving developers access to APIs that enable open connectivity and access to different blockchain protocols. OCAP already supports Bitcoin and Ethereum and developers can also utilize GraphQL to create queries for fetching application data using a single interface. Developers can access the documentation here with the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Quick Start
  • Tools
  • Architecture

To help any developer get an understanding of OCAP, there are several bootstrap examples for different use cases including web, iOS, and Android along with comprehensive language support including Javascript, iOS, Android, Python, and others.

Blockchain Starter Kits

One of the fastest ways to start creating decentralized applications is ArcBlock’s Forge React Starter Kit. With the Starter Kit developers can immedaitely can bring thousands of React libraries and components to their DApp running on a Forge-powered blockchain. Visit ArcBlock’s Github page for more details.