I'm interested in doing some tests as a light node and I'm currently studying the code.
What are the difference between the IRI and the java library (iota.lib.java)? Should I use or not use one of them?


If you want to run your own full node, you'll use iri (or Nelson, or both).

If you want to program something in Java that should connect to a full node (i. e. is a light node), you use iota.lib.java. If you want to implement it in JavaScript (in-browser or node.js) you'd use iota.lib.js.

  • I'm interested in a light node right now. I'll use iota.lib.java and I'll start doing some experiments :) Any advice? Apr 20 '18 at 7:20

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