This page provides some basic guidance on getting up and running with your first SAFE application.
You'll need to install the following pre-requisites in order to build SAFE applications
- The .NET Core SDK 2.2
- FAKE (>= 5.12) installed as global tool (
dotnet tool install -g fake-cli)
- (optional) Paket (>= 5.196), can also be installed as global tool (
dotnet tool install -g paket)
- node.js (>= 8.0)
- yarn (>= 1.10.1) or npm
Install an F# code editor
You'll also want an IDE to create F# applications. We recommend one of the following great IDEs.
Create your first SAFE app
- Create a new directory on your machine
- Open a command prompt
dotnet new -i SAFE.Templateto install the SAFE project template
dotnet new SAFEto create a new SAFE project
fake build --target runto build and run the app
Congratulations - after a short delay, you'll be presented with a basic SAFE application running in your browser! The application will by default run in "development mode", which means it automatically watch your project for changes; whenever you save a file in the client project it will refresh the browser automatically; if you save a file in the server project it will also restart the server in the background.
Take a look at the template options. There are several ways to customise the default application, such as server and client/server communication technologies.
Still have issues getting started? Check out the troubleshooting page.