Building Decentralized Applications with Ethereum


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Building Decentralized Applications with Ethereum

A Programmers Guide

About the Book

Learn how Ethereum works from the inside out. Discover the key technical design decisions behind Ethereum, and how to leverage this knowledge to create cutting edge distributed applications.

Write your first Distributed Application (Dapp). Follow along with detailed tutorials on how to create your own crypto tokens, run your own crowdsale, and how to create a your own Distributed Autonomous Organisation (DAO).

Learn Solidity, the language of Smart-Contracts. Learn the Solidity language, common patterns and advanced topics, and turn yourself into a Solidity expert!

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Christopher Gilbert
Christopher Gilbert

Christopher has been working as a software engineer for over a decade. He started his career in the games industry where he specialised as a network engineer writing high performance P2P network code, and more recently has been working for a London based FinTech using Ethereum to build distributed systems for the banking industry.

Christopher is passionate about teaching others about blockchain technology, and how it can be used to build the next generation of internet applications.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction to Ethereum Concepts
    • A Brief History of Cryptocurrencies
    • Merkle Trees
    • Ethereum Accounts
    • Cryptocurrency Transactions
    • Smart-Contract Messages
    • Code Execution
    • Sybil Attack
    • Turing Complete Smart Contracts
    • Conclusion
  • Writing Your First Smart Contract
    • Installation And Setup
    • Compiling Smart-Contracts
    • Testing Smart-Contracts
    • Migrations
    • Web UI
    • Conclusion
  • Solidity Fundamentals
    • Contracts
    • Storage Variables
    • Units, Globals and Properties
    • Built-in Functions
    • Basic Logic Statements
    • Loops, Conditional Branches
    • Inline Assembly
  • Smart Contract Design Patterns
    • Ownership Patterns
    • Lifetime Patterns
    • Security Patterns
    • Maintenance Patterns
  • Ethereum Virtual Machine
    • Stop and Arithmetic Operations
    • Comparison & Bitwise Logic Operations
    • SHA3
    • Environmental Information
    • Block Information
    • Stack, Memory, Storage and Flow Operations
    • Push Operations
    • Duplication Operations
    • Exchange Operations
    • Logging Operations
    • System operations
    • Halt Execution, Mark for deletion
  • Web3.js
    • API Information
    • Network Information
    • Client Information
    • Transactions and Message Calls
    • Block Information
    • Transaction Information
    • Uncle Block Information
    • Smart Contract Compilation
    • Logs and Filtering
    • Proof of Work
    • Local Database Management
    • Whisper Protocol
  • Create a Cryptocurrency
  • Create a Crowdsale
  • Create a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation
  • Monitoring
    • Eth-Netstats
    • Geth Monitor
    • Geth Debug Metrics
    • Using CollectD with Graphite
  • Smart-Contract Security
  • TBD

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