# Developers Overview

# Introduction

Desmos aims to provide developers a platform on which they will be able to create decentralized and censorship-resistant social network applications. To do so, we've implemented a set of transactions that are useful to perform the most common operations related to this world. If you want to know more about the base concepts of a blockchain and understand some key points, please take a look a the FAQ page.

# Glossary

Before digging into the available transactions, let's clarify the meaning of some terms that we will be using a lot.

  • A post is a public message that everyone can read on the chain. When creating it you can also specify if it allows to be commented on or not.

  • A comment is a post that has been liked to a parent post.

  • A reaction is the way that allows users to express a feeling on a specific post.

  • A profile contains a series of (personal) data associated to an account that a user can create on the chain.

  • A session is the current method that we use in order to associate an external chain account to a Desmos account. This methodology will be completely removed and replace with IBC once it is stable and ready for production.

# Performing transactions

If you want to know more about performing transactions to change the current chain state, please go to the "Performing transactions" page.

# Querying data

If you want to know all the REST APIs endpoints and CLI commands available to query the existing chain state and the saved data, please go to the "Querying data" page.