Before you jump in to the guides and tutorial you'll need to install the following tools.
Most of AElf is developed with dotnet core, so you will need to download and install the .NET Core SDK before you start: download page.
We currently support two key-value databases to store our nodes data: redis or ssdb. Both work well, it's your decision:
You also need to install protobuf compiler https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/.