Program Languages

Supported languages for Solana program development.


Solana has first class support for the Rust programming language.

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The easiest way to write Rust programs for Solana is by using the Anchor framework.


Solidity is not yet supported on Solana. Solidity was built to work really well for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). However, Solana’s smart contract VM was designed with fundamental differences from the EVM and so it currently does not support Solidity. There are two ongoing efforts to support Solidity on Solana:

  1. Porting the EVM to run on Solana

  2. Support Solidity for writing Solana programs

    • This is a cross-chain effort to allow compiling Solidity into byte code for many different blockchains including Solana.
    • Track development progress in the #solang-solidity-compiler channel on the Solana Discord server.
    • Learn more on the Solang documentation site.


Solana has support for C as well but the vast majority of resources are written for Rust. C developers are recommended to use Rust for a better development experience.


Solana has previously experimented with adding support for the Move language but has set that project aside to prioritize other projects.

Last modified May 8, 2021: new structure (755eb64)