Smart Contracts? They’re here. The EOS Blockchain? Covered. C++? Yep!
There can be no understating it: EOS and blockchain technology is the most disruptive force in years. Companies cannot hire developers who understand blockchain technologies fast enough, but there are a tiny number of resources published to help you truly understand what blockchains are used for, let alone build apps with them. That’s the purpose of this course: to be the best resource online for learning about EOS, blockchains, and how to build apps with this new technology.
The development community is still figuring out the best way to use EOS in the creation of new and exciting apps. I spent a tremendous amount of time to research and create best practice for interfacing with EOS from C++. I can’t overstate it enough; this course will show you the best and most easily repeatable patterns for creating production-ready apps with EOS.
What tools and libraries are used?
The EOS tech ecosystem is in constant change. Don’t be fooled by other courses that mention how you’ll learn a dozen different libraries! Every library that you’ll use with EOS breaks and is deprecated on a near-weekly basis! Instead, this course will teach you how to assemble your own boilerplate package to develop, compile, and test Smart Contracts. By learning the core technologies, you’ll be prepared to adjust to EOS no matter how the ecosystem changes.
What is EOS? EOS is a cryptocurrency much like Ethereum, and it has been heralded as Ethereum’s successor. Whereas Ethereum currently has issues scaling with an increasing backlog of transactions, EOS is poised to surpass Ethereum in performance, popularity, and value. EOS was created to help developers like you create applications focused around transferring money or value from one party to another.
Why not Solidity?
Solidity is a programming language for writing Smart Contracts. Essentially, think of it as a way to control a bank account with code. With Solidity, we can write applications that simulate a crowd funding campaign, a lottery, a loan, or any other type of financial instrument. The problem is, Solidity is inefficient, and unsafe. This lack of safety and security around the language has led to numerous bugs and hacks that’ve lost the Ethereum community millions of dollars. Dan Larimer has chosen to use C++ as the primary language for EOS development due to it’s speed, efficiency, safety, and the multitude of libraries available to developers. Where Solidity is forcing developers to reinvent the wheel for even the most simple of programming constructors, C++ has been around for decades.
Who is the target audience?
- Programmers looking to leverage blockchain technology for advanced apps.
- Engineers who want to understand EOS and how to build dApps with it.
Who this course is for:
- Any one interested in transitioning into a blockchain role, or from another blockchain onto the EOS platform
- Anyone interested in what makes EOS different from other blockchains
- Any interested in learning software development, using blockchain as a starting point
- The student should be familiar with basic programming constructs
- The terminal in whichever operating system they choose to use
Last updated 11/2018
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