Getting started with dapp development

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Build your first dapp

These tutorials show you how to build a fullstack dapp using a web-based IDE, no local dependencies needed

Create a "Hello World" fullstack dapp

This dapp implements a Hello World style application that echoes a message passed to the contract to the front end. This tutorial is intended to be followed using the online IDE available at studio.ethereum.org, and selecting the Hello World template. Select Hello World template The smart contract The first line, pragma solidity ^0.5.10 specifies that the source code is for a Solidity version greater than 0.5.10. Pragmas are common instructions for compilers about how to treat the source code (e

Getting started with dapp development
Chris Ward

4 min read

06 Dec 19

A fullstack dapp for creating tokens

This dapp implements the simplest form of a cryptocurrency that uses the ERC-20 standard to define a token you can create and send to others. This tutorial is intended to be followed using the online IDE available at studio.ethereum.org, and selecting the Coin template. Select Coin template The smart contract The contract allows only its creator to create new coins (different issuance scheme are possible). Anyone can send coins to each other without a need for registering with a username and pas

Getting started with dapp development
Chris Ward

10 min read

06 Dec 19

A fullstack dapp for creating unique tradable tokens

This dapp implements is a Crypto-collectible game built on top of the ERC-721 standard for creating unique tokens.. This tutorial is intended to be followed using the online IDE available at studio.ethereum.org, and selecting the CryptoPizza template. Select CryptoPizza template The smart contract After the pragma line are a series of import statements that imports all global symbols from another file to make them available to the current contract. Adding the is keyword after the contract name a

Getting started with dapp development
Chris Ward

4 min read

17 Oct 19

Build a local dapp

Install a local toolchain and build a fullstack dapp that you can deploy to production

Full Stack dApp Tutorial Series - Intro

Intro In this series, well build a simple dApp (decentralised application).   Well introduce all the different pieces of the tech stack and tools you can use to build a dApp.   The dApp will simply allow any user to issue a bounty in ETH Any user with an Ethereum account can Issue a bounty in ETH with the requirements Any user can submit a fulfillment of the bounty with evidence The bounty issuer can accept a fulfilment which would result in the fulfiller being paid out Prerequisites Youre a sof

Josh Cassidy

1 min read

29 Oct 18

Tools for dApp development

This article will introduce you to the relevant tools required for developing a simple dApp. We will introduce tools in the following areas: Smart Contract Programming Languages Web3 Libraries Development frameworks IDEs Development blockchains Ethereum Networks Wallets (Key Stores) SaaS / Cloud Infra Data Storage Smart Contract Programming Languages Because a smart contract is deployed on the blockchain in its bytecode form, any language that comes with an EVM compiler could be used to write a

Josh Cassidy

5 min read

16 Jan 19

Remix IDE - Your first smart contract

The easiest place to start writing smart contracts in Solidity in with the online Remix IDE. As its an online IDE, no installation or development environment setup is required, you can navigate to the site and get started! Remix also provides good tools for debugging, static analysis, and deployment all within the online environment. You can find the source code used in this tutorial in this GitHub repository. Before we get started, a quick reminder of what we are building: A dApp which allows a

Getting started with dapp development
Josh Cassidy

13 min read

20 Nov 19

Understanding smart contract compilation and deployment

As discussed earlier in the series, when developing dApps, and especially writing smart contracts, there are many repetitive tasks you will undertake. Such as compiling source code, generating ABIs, testing, and deployment. Development frameworks hide the complexity of these tasks and enable you as a developer to focus on developing your dApp/idea. Before we take a look at these frameworks such as truffle, embark and populous, we’re going to take a detour and have a look at the tasks performed a

Josh Cassidy

10 min read

02 May 19

Truffle: Smart Contract Compilation & Deployment

Intro Earlier in the series, we took a look at how to manually deploy and interact with our Bounties.sol smart contract on a local development blockchain. We also briefly touched on development frameworks which hide the complexity of these repetitive tasks and allow us to focus on developing dApps. This article will walk through the steps required to setup Truffle and use it to compile, deploy and interact with our Bounties.sol smart contract. You should see that this is a much easier process th

Josh Cassidy

16 min read

03 May 19

Truffle: Testing your smart contract

Earlier in the series, we took a look at how to setup Truffle and use it to compile, deploy and interact with our Bounties.sol smart contract. This article will walk through the steps required to write tests for our smart contract within the Truffle framework. Tests in Truffle projects can be written in Javascript or Solidity, however, this article will focus on the Javascript tests. Truffle uses the Mocha testing framework to provide an easy way to write tests in Javascript and uses Chai for as

Josh Cassidy

13 min read

02 May 19

Truffle: Adding a frontend with react box

Earlier in the series, we took a look at how to setup Truffle and use it to compile, deploy and interact with our Bounties.sol smart contract. This article will walk through the steps required to add a simple react.js front end to our Bounties dApp so that users can interact with our smart contract using their web browser. Source code for this tutorial can be found here. Truffle Box Truffle boxes are helpful boilerplate code, pre-configured to help you get up and running quickly developing your

Josh Cassidy

39 min read

24 Jan 19

Background concepts

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Ethereum 101

High level overview of all things Ethereum

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Blockchain Explained

What is blockchain anyway? In this article, I will try to provide an in-depth yet simple to understand explanation. I will tell you about what is a blockchain, what features it has, which groups of users exist in blockchain network, and how they interact with each other. Note: this article mostly covers public blockchains, and of that public blockchains, it’s mostly about their use for cryptocurrencies. There are other uses of public blockchains, and there are also private blockchains. Private (

Timur Badretdinov

17 min read

29 Nov 18

An Introduction to Solidity for Experienced Developers

This post applies to Solidity 0.5.x, I am working on an update for 0.6.x. Youre an experienced JavaScript/Java/Python/Go/Ruby/Rust/COBOL/somethingelse developer

Getting started with dapp development
Chris Ward

8 min read

20 Jan 20