The whole system takes 10 minutes to set up on Linux. In this tutorial, we will talk you through installing Rust, Node.js, the Second State WebAssembly VM (SSVM), and the ssvmup compiler tool. The commands here are for Ubuntu Linux. Instructions for other OSes are in the links.
Installing Rust on your Linux machine is very easy. Just two commands.
$ curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh $ source $HOME/.cargo/env
For more options on installing Rust on different systems, please refer to the official Rust documentation.
The best way to install Node.js on Linux is through the NVM tool. NVM allows you to use the latest Node.js, and change easily when you need to test your code on a different version of Node.js.
$ curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.35.3/install.sh | bash $ [ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" $ [ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" $ nvm install v10.19.0 $ nvm use v10.19.0
For more options on installing Node.js on different systems, please refer to the official Node.js documentation.
Second State VM
The Second State Virtual Machine (SSVM) is an open source WebAssembly runtime optimized for server-side applications. Use the following commands to install it as a Node.js module. The
apt commands install the native libraries SSVM depends on.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get -y upgrade $ sudo apt install build-essential curl wget git vim libboost-all-dev $ npm install ssvm
The ssvmup compiler toolchain
The ssvmup tool provides an easy command to compile Rust functions into WebAssembly and it automatically generates Node.js and SSVM integration code. Since you already have Node.js installed, this just requires one command.
$ npm install -g ssvmup # Append --unsafe-perm if permission denied
Now you have all the tools, get started with a hello world example!