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Aptos Developer Documentation

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Welcome! Aptos is a Layer 1 for everyone. In the Ohlone language, "Aptos" means "The People."

Our documentation will assist you in learning about the Aptos blockchain, learning how to develop Aptos applications, and access resources across the Aptos development community.

Get started

Run tutorials

Submit your first transaction, write your first Move module, deploy your first coin, and more.

Learn Move

Learn about the Move programming language that runs the Aptos blockchain.

Learn Concepts

Learn concepts of the Aptos blockchain including transactions, accounts, gas fees, and more.

Develop applications with the SDKs, APIs, and Tools


SDKs for building integrations with the Aptos blockchain.


Command line interface for developing and deploying smart contracts.


Interactive REST API reference documentation.

Run nodes

Run a validator node

Run a validator to secure the network.

Run a public fullnode

Run a public fullnode and provide a local REST API.

Run a local dev network

Run a local network for rapid development.

Find the latest releases

See the newest Aptos releases in the Latest Releases list and its subpages.

Connect to an Aptos network

Aptos offers the ability to run a localnet, as well as provides a shared devnet and testnet. See the System Integrators Guide for a summary of the available networks and the means to connect to them.

Aptos Devnet Resets

The Aptos devnet is reset every Thursday. See the latest updates in the Aptos Discord.

Engage with the community

We are excited that you are here, and we look forward to getting to know you. Welcome to the Aptos community! Find out more about us and exchange ideas at:

Community projects on Aptos

Visit Aptos Ecosystem Projects to discover live projects built on Aptos:

If you would like to showcase your project, please make your submission from the directory.

Want to pitch in on smaller tasks, such as doc updates and code fixes? See our Community list for opportunities to help the Aptos ecosystem.