Solidity Programming Essentials: A beginner’s guide to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain
Learn the most powerful primary programming language for writing smart contracts and discover how to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in Ethereum
Get up and running with the Solidity programming language
Use Solidity as a scripting language to build smart contracts in Ethereum
Learn to test and deploy smart contracts to your private blockchain
The book will begin by taking you through concepts like blockchain, and Ethereum, in addition to highlighting their most important components. Next, you’ll delve into the technicalities of installing the necessary tools to write, test, and debug Solidity contracts on Ethereum. You’ll then go on to explore the layout of a Solidity source file and work with the different data types. The next set of recipes will help you to work with operators, control structures, and data structures while building your smart contracts. As you progress further, you’ll study function calls, return types, function modifiers, and recipes in object-oriented programming with Solidity. You’ll also get well-versed with event logging, exception handling, and testing and debugging smart contracts.
By the end of this book, you’ll not only have knowledge of Ethereum and blockchain concepts, but also be able to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in Ethereum.
What you will learn
Study the basics and foundational concepts of Solidity and Ethereum
Explore programming in Solidity and its various nuances
Create new accounts and submit transactions to blockchain
Understand the language to write smart contracts
Discover the major tools for developing and deploying smart contracts
Write defensive code using exception handling and error checking
Understand Truffle basics and the debugging process
Who This Book Is For
This beginner-level book is for anyone who wants to get started with Solidity programming for developing Ethereum smart contracts. No prior knowledge of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) is required.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Blockchain, Ethereum, and Smart Contracts