I'd like to do some of the example in "Mastering Bitcoin, Programming the Open Blockchain" using bitoind on my Ubuntu system. Is there a program (possibly bitcoind itself) that allows me to do this w/o setting up a full not which I can currently not do for Hardware reasons?
I would mainly like to be able to explore transaction with comments such as
bitcoin-cli decoderawtransaction for instance.
Many thanks and sorry if this is a stupid question.