TurboEthereum Guide

This book is intended as a practical user guide for the "Turbo" Ethereum software distribution, originally named after the language in which it is written, C++.

TurboEthereum is a large distribution of software including a number of diverse tools. This book begins with the installation instructions, before proceeding to introductions, walk-throughs and references for the various tools that make up TurboEthereum.

The full software suite of TurboEthereum includes:

  • AlethOne (alethone, "A1") The mainline Ethereum desktop miner. It connects and syncs to the Ethereum network and lets you mine, and send transactions. It will also let you do pool mining.
  • AlethZero (alethzero, "AZ") The power-user Ethereum client. It connects and syncs to the Ethereum network and lets you mine, make transactions, run DApps and inspect the blockchain. It has plugins to allow arbitrary extension.
  • ++eth (eth) The mainline CLI Ethereum client. Run it in the background and it will connect to the Ethereum network; you can mine, make transactions and inspect the blockchain.
  • Mix (mix) The integrated development environment for DApp authoring. Quickly prototype and debug decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform.
  • ethkey A key/wallet management tool for Ethereum keys. This lets you add, remove and change your keys as well as cold wallet device-friendly transaction inspection and signing.
  • ethminer A standalone miner. This can be used to check how fast you can mine and will mine for you in concert with eth, geth and pyethereum.
  • ethvm The Ethereum virtual machine emulator. You can use this to run EVM code.
  • solc The Solidity compiler. You can use this to compile Solidity programs into assembly or machine code.
  • rlp An serialisation/deserialisation tool for the Recursive Length Prefix format.