The deployment process includes three steps:
- Deploy contract:This step will deploy contracts in the main blockchain.
- Package dapp:This step is used to package and upload frontend resources.
- Register:To render the Dapp, the Expanse browser (Mist or AlethZero) needs to access this package. This step will register the URL where the resources are stored.
To Deploy your Dapp, Please follow these instructions:
Deploy to Network.
- Deploy contract
- Select Scenario
“Expanse node URL” is the location where a node is running, there must be a node running in order to initiate deployment.
“Pick Scenario to deploy” is a mandatory step. Mix will execute transactions that are in the selected scenario (all transactions except transactions that are not related to contract creation or contract call). Mix will display all the transactions in the panel below with all associated input parameters.
“Gas Used”: depending on the selected scenario, Mix will display the total gas used.
- Deploy Scenario
“Deployment account” allow selecting the account that Mix will use to execute transactions.
“Gas Price” shows the default gas price of the network. You can also specify a different value.
“Deployment cost”: depending on the value of the gas price that you want to use and the selected scenario. this will display the amount expanse that the deployment need.
“Deployed Contract”: before any deployment this part is empty. This will be filled once the deployment is finished by all contract addresses that have been created.
“Verifications”. This will shows the number of verifications (number of blocks generated on top of the last block which contains the last deployed transactions). Mix keep track of all the transactions. If one is missing (unvalidated) it will be displayed in this panel.
- Package dapp
The action “Generate Package” will create a new folder named ‘www’, this folder will contain all the resources and scripts will be mapped to the current deployed contract. In order to publish your dapp, you need to host the www folder in a webserver (to be replace soon by IPFS and SWARM). by default the library web3.js is not included. If you want to be able to use the dapp in a standard web browser, you wiil need to include this library.