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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 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.


Ice-E and Ice Touch will be merged into Ice as of 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.


We have written a number of technical articles with in-depth treatments on specific topics that might interest you. For example, the article about our chat demo describes how we designed and implemented a real-world application that incorporates client applications in multiple programming languages and deployment platforms, security and firewall considerations, and session-based server implementation techniques.