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Beginning Ethereum Smart Contracts Programming

With Examples in Python, Solidity, and JavaScript

Authors: Lee, Wei-Meng

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  • Presents entry-level, example-driven guidance on Smart Contracts programming using Solidity
  • Covers the basics of how to use the Web3.js APIs to interact with Smart Contracts
  • Provides direction on how to connect to the Ethereum Blockchain using an Ethereum client
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About this book

Use this book to write an Ethereum Blockchain Smart Contract, test it, deploy it, and create a web application to interact with your smart contract.
Beginning Ethereum Smart Contracts Programming is your fastest and most efficient means of getting started if you are unsure where to begin and how to connect to the Ethereum Blockchain. The book begins with a foundational discussion of blockchain and the motivation behind it. From there, you will get up close and personal with the Ethereum Blockchain, learning how to use an Ethereum client (geth) to connect to the Ethereum Blockchain to perform transactions such as sending Ethers to another account. 
You will learn about smart contracts without having to wade through tons of documentation. Author Lee’s “learn-by-doing” approach will allow you to be productive and feel confident in your ability in no time. The last part of this book covers tokens, a topic that has taken the cryptocurrency market by storm.
Sample code in Python, Solidity, and JavaScript is provided in the book and online.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the basic premise of blockchain and “record keeping” in a peer-to-peer network
  • Experience blockchain in action by creating your own blockchain using Python
  • Know the foundation of smart contracts programming and how to deploy and test smart contracts
  • Work on a case study to illustrate the use of blockchain
  • Be familiar with tokens, and how to create and launch your own ICO digital token
  • Write smart contracts that transact using tokens


Who This Book Is For
Those who want to get started quickly with Ethereum Smart Contracts programming. Basic programming knowledge and an understanding of Python or JavaScript is recommended.

About the authors

Wei-Meng Lee is the founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training of blockchain and other emerging technologies. He has many years of training expertise and his courses emphasize a learn-by-doing approach. He is a master at making learning a new programming language or technology less intimidating and fun. He can be found speaking at conferences worldwide such as NDC and he regularly contributes to online and print publications such as DevX.com, MobiForge.com, and CoDe Magazine. He is active on social media on his blog learn2develop.net, on Facebook at DeveloperLearningSolutions, on Twitter @weimenglee, and on LinkedIn at leeweimeng.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Understanding Blockchain

    Pages 1-23

    Lee, Wei-Meng

  • Implementing Your Own Blockchain Using Python

    Pages 25-59

    Lee, Wei-Meng

  • Connecting to the Ethereum Blockchain

    Pages 61-69

    Lee, Wei-Meng

  • Creating Your Own Private Ethereum Test Network

    Pages 71-91

    Lee, Wei-Meng

  • Using the MetaMask Chrome Extension

    Pages 93-126

    Lee, Wei-Meng

Buy this book

eBook 24,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5086-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 31,64 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5085-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Ethereum Smart Contracts Programming
Book Subtitle
With Examples in Python, Solidity, and JavaScript
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wei-Meng Lee
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5086-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5086-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5085-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 293
Number of Illustrations
168 b/w illustrations
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