Introducing Ethereum and Solidity

De Chris Dannen
Éditions Apress, 18/03/2017
9781484225349

Learn how to use Solidity and the Ethereum project – second only to Bitcoin in market capitalization. Blockchain protocols are taking the world by storm, and the Ethereum project, with its Turing-complete scripting language Solidity, has rapidly become a front-runner. This book presents the blockchain phenomenon in context; then situates Ethereum in a world pioneered by Bitcoin.

See why professionals and non-professionals alike are honing their skills in smart contract patterns and distributed application development. You'll review the fundamentals of programming and networking, alongside its introduction to the new discipline of crypto-economics. You'll then deploy smart contracts of your own, and learn how they can serve as a back-end for JavaScript and HTML applications on the Web.

Many Solidity tutorials out there today have the same flaw: they are written for “advanced” JavaScript developers who want to transfer their skills to a blockchain environment. Introducing Ethereum and Solidity is accessible to technology professionals and enthusiasts of all levels. You’ll find exciting sample code that can move forward real world assets in both the academic and the corporate arenas. Find out now why this book is a powerful gateway for creative technologists of all types, from concept to deployment.

What You’ll Learn

  • See how Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) work
  • Compare distributed apps (dapps) to web apps
  • Write Ethereum smart contracts in Solidity
  • Connect Ethereum smart contracts to your HTML/CSS/JavaScript web applications
  • Deploy your own dapp, coin, and blockchain
  • Work with basic and intermediate smart contracts

Who This Book Is For
Anyone who is curious about Ethereum or has some familiarity with computer science Product managers, CTOs, and experienced JavaScript programmers

Experts will find the advanced sample projects in this book rewarding because of the power of Solidity