Working against a local private testnet is very useful when you are developing your own smart contracts for Ethereum. It is faster and you don't have to worry about ether and having enough for gas.
One of the simplest methods to run a local testnet is to install
testrpc. When done just run the command
testrpcs and you'll have a local node with accounts running for you to excercise your code against.
The following instructions work for other JetBrains environments. Here I only added the Solidity plugin to WebStorm and PyCharm.
The latest version of the Solidity plugin is available here: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/9475-intellij-solidity
I found an interesting tool which I've been using to show current cryptocurrency values. It is called Cryptop. It is a Python app which shows current values for a cryptocurrency portfolio.
See it's git repo for the detail on how to install and run.
If you want the green screen shown in the instructions edit the
.crypto directory which is created after you first run the app. Change the default values to the following.
[theme] text=green banner=green banner_text=black background=black
I received a spreadsheet with a list of addresses setup so you can click the name in the cell and it would open. I wanted to export the actual url which is
inside the cell.
You can do this with a function. Open the VBA editor with Fn/Option F11 on the Mac. Then
Open Modules and insert a new module with a name of your choosing.
Paste in the following function, save and exit the VBA editor
Function GetCellURL(cell As Range) As String On Error Resume Next GetCellURL = cell.Hyperlinks(1).Address End Function
I started a project with many different ec2 instance types and found the following link very useful recently.