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Documentation Center

Getting Started with Ice

Start here if you're new to Ice:

Need help? Visit our developer forums to connect with other Ice users.


Ice 3.6 Resources

The latest Ice release includes a host of new features and improvements.

Looking for an earlier Ice release? Our table of previous releases will help you find what you need.


Ice Touch 3.6 Resources

The Ice Touch SDK enables iOS developers to use Ice in their apps.

Ice-E 3.6 Resources

Ice-E brings Ice for C++ and Ice for Python to small embedded devices.

Additional Resources

Preliminary Documentation for Ice, Ice-E and Ice Touch 3.7

If you are interested in the features currently in development, you can follow our source code changes by checking out the master branches of our GitHub repositories. We are also updating the Ice37 space with the preliminary documentation for the 3.7 release.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our list of Frequently Asked Questions provides detailed answers to the questions we get asked most frequently. If you don't find the answer to your question here or in the Ice manual, feel free to post your question on our developer forums.

Training Course

ZeroC has developed an extensive training course for developers that want a solid grounding in programming with Ice for C++ and Ice for Java. After delivering these courses successfully over the past several years at customer sites, we have now released the training materials for public use under a permissive license.


We have written a number of technical articles with in-depth treatments on specific topics, such as our chat demo and the performance of Ice compared to other middleware.

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