Blockchain and Ethereum Smart Contract Solution Development: Dapp Programming with Solidity

  • 5h 20m
  • Tej Anand, Weijia Zhang
  • Apress
  • 2022

Build decentralized applications with smart contract programming. Following the curriculum from an active blockchain course taught by the author at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, this book fills the gaps for you from learning about basic cryptocurrency uses of blockchain to understanding smart contracts and dapps.

You’ll first start by understanding the basics of blockchain technology. Take a business point of view to discover general concepts about blockchains and dapps or “decentralized apps” built off of smart contracts. Next, learn about the token economy, how to design tokens, and relevant client technologies, such as web3, metamask, and UI/UX design. Then, install a blockchain node yourself.

With a basic understanding of blockchain applications and business uses, you’ll move further into hands-on development. There are ten modules for hands-on smart contract programming covered to build your own decentralized applications. Several team projects built end-to-end from concept to deployment to operation are also provided. Using these models and your own original work, you’ll build a smart contract development environment, practice Solidity programming, compile source code, perform security reviews, and deploy bytecode to blockchains.

The breakthrough in blockchain technology has empowered novel ecosystems and applications in the areas of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT), Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), and more. Blockchain and Ethereum Smart Contract Solution Development will prepare you to create fantastic applications using Ethereum’s smart contracts and solid concepts of decentralized programming!

About the Author

Dr.Weijia Zhang teaches a smart contract development course at the University of Texas. Dr. Weijia Zhang has extensive R&D knowledge and engineering experience in blockchain, cognitive sciences, mental modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), software modeling, computer technologies, and industrial standards. Weijia has published over thirty research and technical papers and is named as an inventor for over twenty patents, granted and pending, in computer and digital technology. He has also served as a technical committee voting member to publish the Solution Deployment Descriptor (SDD) by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Dr Tej Anand is an award-winning business-technology strategist, consultant, and innovator with a passion for conceiving and successfully implementing transformative data-driven business initiatives. He’s known for being a charismatic leader who effectively collaborates across silos to create committed and impactful cross-functional teams. As a published author, adjunct professor, and educator, Dr. Anand also holds multiple patents in healthcare business processes and business intelligence.

In this Book

  • Business and Economic Motivation for Blockchain
  • Overview of Core Technologies Supporting Blockchain
  • Blockchain Components and Architecture
  • Blockchain Business Applications
  • Blockchain Implementations Overview—Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger
  • Ethereum Architecture and Overview
  • Programming Smart Contract with Solidity
  • Security Considerations
  • Layer 2 and Ethereum 2
  • Fund a Project—Tokens and Gas Fees
  • Building Team Projects