[1.4] How to create a smart contract using IBM Blockchain VS Code plugin
In this tutorial I will show you how to install and create a smart contract using the "IBM Blockchain Platform" VS Code extension.

Step 1: Install VS Code
If you don't already have VS Code installed, download it from here. VS Code works on all major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux).

Step 2: Install the "IBM Blockchain Platform" extension
Now that you have VS Code installed, start the application. From there, press "View" and then "Extensions".

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Now search for "IBM Blockchain Platform" and press install.

Step 3: Instantiate a smart contract
After the extension installation is complete, hold "CTRL + Shift + P". This shortcut will open up the command pallet.

Copy this into your command search:

>IBM Blockchain Platform: Create Smart Contract Project

You will be asked to choose the smart contract language, for this tutorial I will be using Javascript. The extension should generate an example project like this:
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Step 4: Package the smart contract
To package our example smart contract, hold "CTRL + Shift + P". This will open up our command pallet again.
Copy this into your command pallet and press Enter:

>IBM Blockchain Platform: Package a Smart Contract Project
Step 5: Export the smart contract
Now it's time to export our smart contract .cds file. Go to the IBM Blockchain section of our extension.
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You should see the newly packaged smart contract under "SMART CONTRACT PACKAGES."

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Now right click and press "Export package." You have just created your first smart contract using the IBM Blockchain Platform extension.

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