Factom Developer Sandbox Setup Guide

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https://github.com/FactomProject/FactomDocs/blob/master/developerSandboxSetup.md

This is the Factom equivalent of Testnet3 in bitcoin, but doesn't require finding testnet coins.

There are three options for running a sandbox.

1. Run only a local sandbox server
  • Minimal setup
  • good for quickly testing APIs
  • Better feedback metrics
2. Run a test server and client
  • Much closer to production experience
  • Needed if multiple clients are used
  • Factom setup needed on two different computers
3. Run a Dockerized Factom sandbox
  • Zero setup
  • Good if you are already familiar with Docker
  • Almost the same as running a local sandbox server