DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» is a community of 963,673 amazing developers

We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.

Create account Log in
wslyvh
wslyvh

Posted on

The hitchhiker’s guide to Ethereum

Blockchain has emerged from the once shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become the most in-demand skill in 2020, according to LinkedIn. The promise of blockchain is huge. And large companies are continuing to hire and expand their blockchain teams, incl. Facebook, Amazon, Microsft, EY, Deloitte, IBM, and Oracle, to name a few. So, it should be well worth the effort to become familiar with how blockchain works, what its perceived benefits are, and as a developer starting building on top of them.

Alt Text

Over the past few years, I've been helping and on-boarding new team members and developers into the blockchain space. This helped me to collect blogs, links, materials, and resources and see which worked well for everyone's learning journey. It's time to share that with a broader audience. This guide provides a starting point for developers who're keen to learn more about blockchain and development on top of Ethereum. It will be opinionated and not contain a full list of everything available. But rather, a concise list of highly recommended options, from my own experiences.

The guide covers:

  1. Blockchain foundations
  2. Ethereum 101
  3. Ethereum Development, Smart contracts & DApps
  4. Advanced Topics, privacy, performance & permissioning
  5. Next steps

You can find it at wslyvh.com.

Latest comments (5)

Collapse
 
preciouschicken profile image
Precious Chicken

Some good resources, thank you.

Collapse
 
wslyvh profile image
wslyvh Author

Glad to hear! Which resources do you think are most interesting or helpful?

Collapse
 
preciouschicken profile image
Precious Chicken

Of all of them I've probably spent the most time with DApp University. I'm kind of ambivalent about it though as it is a curious mix of hard sell marketing (e.g. any source that regularly uses titles such as "How To Earn Over $100k/yr in Blockchain Step By Step" I'm a bit dubious about) and at the same time some really good tutorials.

New resources I particularly liked however were the links on best practices. It is such a new field that patterns aren't that well defined, so reading more into them is useful.

Thread Thread
 
wslyvh profile image
wslyvh Author

Thanks for the feedback. Very helpful to know which resources were most helpful. I have to admit, I've never watched Dapp University myself, but heard good stories about it. I agree with your comment on some of the other "Earn big salaries quickly"-courses.

Best practices are actually next on my list to write about. It's definitely interesting to dive deeper in the patterns and practices that have evolved in the space so far. I'll probably finish the draft this week if you're interested to review. I'd love your feedback on it!

Thread Thread
 
preciouschicken profile image
Precious Chicken

Yes, love to see it.

What are you learning?

Each week we have a Welcome Thread where we'd love to hear about it.