# Remix: Deploying a Smart Contract
Learn how to deploy a simple Solidity-based smart contract to Haqq using the Remix in-browser IDE
# Pre-requisite Readings
Remix (opens new window) is an in-browser IDE for Solidity (opens new window) smart contracts. In this guide, we will learn how to deploy a contract to a running Haqq network through Remix and interact with it.
# Connect Haqq account to Remix
If you haven’t already, follow the steps in the Metamask guide to import your Haqq private key into Metamask. Start the Haqq daemon and REST server.
Go to Remix (opens new window). There are some contracts in the File Explorer. Replace these with the source code to
Counter.sol below. On the left-most bar, select the Solidity Compiler and compile the contract.
Next, select the
Deploy and Run option. Select
Injected Web3 as the
Environment. This will open a metamask popup for you to connect your Metamask to Remix. Select
Connect to confirm.
You should see your account show up in the left-hand panel.
# Deploy and Interact
Now that your account is connected, you are able to deploy the contract. Press the
Deploy button. A metamask pop-up will appear asking you to confirm. Confirm the transaction. You should see a log for the deployment transaction in the Haqq daemon logs:
Once the contract has been successfully deployed, you will see it show up in the
Deployed Contracts section in the left-hand side, as well as a green check in the Remix console showing the transaction details.
Now, you are able to interact with the contract through Remix. For
add. This will open a Metamask pop-up asking you to confirm. Confirm the transaction. Then, click
getCounter to get the count, which should be