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Welcome to the docs website for Flow! Here you'll find documentation for Flow's smart contract programming language Cadence and seven tutorials to build and test your first smart contracts.

Before starting with these tutorials, we recommend reading the Flow Primer where you will get a quick introduction to how the Flow blockchain works. It will be easier to understand the concepts in these tutorials if you have an idea of how Flow works.

Also, join our Discord channel and Forum! There you can directly speak with other members of the Flow community and Flow team to get support with your learning and projects.

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Learn about the design of Flow's new smart contract programming language Cadence.

Explore the features of the Flow Developer Playground.

Deploy your first smart contract and run some tests to get comfortable with the language.

Dive into your first practical Cadence smart contract that implements a simple currency on the Flow Blockchain.

Create Flow's version of digital collectibles, build collections, and trade your creations.

Combine your creations into a marketplace for folks to buy and sell collectibles completely peer to peer!

Meowdy, y'all! Discover the power of collectibles owning other collectibles and put a cowboy hat on a Kitty!

Discover the unique ways that Cadence enables community governance


For more documentation about Cadence, see the following pages:

See a list of common terms in Cadence and their definitions

Tips for debugging common errors in Cadence

A guide to common interactions with the Flow Playground.

See the answers to many frequently asked questions about Cadence and Flow

If you have completed the tutorials and want to take a deep dive into the details of the language, go here to see the formal language specification for Cadence.

Find info about the Flow Command Line Interface and how you can use it to run a local emulated flow blockchain.

Learn how to install and use the Cadence Visual studio code extension, an extension that provides Cadence syntax highlighting, static checking, and a built in emulator for you to test your smart contracts and transactions

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