Telos is built on the EOSIO platform, this platform section is based on docs authored by BlockOne.
If you do not want to install binaries on your local machine, or if you have other types of restrictions installing binaries, you can try Telos in a web browser at Telos Studio. This is a great way to get started with learning how to write and deploy smart contracts directly to the Telos testnet or mainnet.
Local development environment
Getting Started: Install the EOSIO platform in your local development environment.