Learning Web3.0 and blockchain development today is like buying a Bitcoin at $10 yesterday.
1. Blockchain fundamentals
As a Web3 developer, you need to understand the technology at the core of this trend, blockchain.
- Blockchain Theory 101 – This course will teach you the basics and potential applications of blockchain technology.
- Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases – Ideal for both non-developers and developers who want to thoroughly learn about the fundamentals of Blockchain. This course isn’t limited to the technology side of blockchain; it will also introduce the philosophical concepts of decentralization.
- Blockchain Fundamentals by UC Berkeley – This course will give you a deep understanding of and let you build your own blockchain.
2. What is Decentralize App?
Dapp stands for Decentralized Application and refers to the applications built on top of blockchains. Dapps are generally composed of two parts:
- A Solidity/Solana/Rust backend, is the part that distinguishes the application as a Dapp. This backend is what interacts with the blockchain you are building on.
Many popular ecosystems such as Ethereum, Gemini, and Solana, all have tutorials and introductions to Dapps:
3. Getting started with Front-end-development
The Complete 2021 Front-end development Roadmap with 15+ Free resources to kickstart your journey and start monetizing your skills.
4. Should I learn backend development?
Yes and now.
Decentralized Applications backends vastly differ from “standard” applications backends, starting from the fact that Blockchain technology is used as the main source of decentralized data storage, whereas standard backends usually use Databases or Object Storages.
The majority of technical principles remain the same, though.
Understand how front-end and backend exchange data.
Learn: Node, Express, DBs, HTTP, how to develop APIs, and start deploying cutting-edge applications.
5. Learn what is ethereum and how it works
A web3.0 developer needs to understand how Ethereum works.
Ethereum is software running on a network of computers that ensures the replication and processing of small programs called Smart Contracts.
Learn more about Ethereum in this video with Vitalik Buterin, one of the inventors of the Ethereum Blockchain talks about this technology.
If you want to explore further what Ethereum is, I hardly suggest you go and check the documentation and original Ethereum website.
7. How do smart contracts work?
Smart contracts are self-executing programs that run on a blockchain when predetermined criteria are met. They’re generally used to automate the performance of a deal so that everyone can know the result right away, without any third-party involvement or time loss.
Financial applications like trading, investing, lending, and borrowing are just a few of the uses for smart contracts. They may be utilized in gaming, healthcare, and real estate, and they can even be used to build whole company structures.
8. What is solidity
The main purpose of the language is to develop and deploy contracts onto a blockchain, and is becoming one of the most valuable and in demand languages to learn right now.
9. Learn solidity by building projects
Turns out one of the best resources to learn about Solidity is a Gamified Programming course, where you’ll learn how to develop Smart Contracts while creating a Zombie factory to start your world domination plan.
9. Connect your DApp Front-end: Learn Web3.js or Ethers.js
Now that you know how to create Smart Contracts, you need a way to connect your front-end with your local or remote Solidity (or similar) backend, using anything from HTTP to Websockets.
10. Learn Web3.js
11. Learn Ethers.js
12. Learn Truffle And Ganache
It comes with:
- Built-in smart contract compilation
- Scriptable migration framework
- and more.
Ganache on the other side comes included in the Truffle suite and is used to Test Ethereum Contacts. It essentially creates a simulated blockchain with accounts to test your transactions and avoid setting up useless boilerplates to kickstart your DApp development.
Learning Web3.0 and blockchain development might sound daunting at first, but everyone can do it.
You won’t learn Blockchain Development in 1 week, but you can do it in 1 year of full commitment.