Hyperledger Fabric and Composer - First Practical Blockchain
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Hyperledger Fabric and Composer - First Practical Blockchain

A short, crash course to understand and deploy your first smart contract in a blockchain
4.2 (566 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,286 students enrolled
Created by Mohammad Nauman
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basics of a hash
  • Stunning SUPPORT. I answer questions on the same day.
  • Learn how this simple concept enables the powerful blockchain architecture
  • Learn how to install and configure Hyperledger Fabric using the easiest method available
  • Learn how to install and run Composer -- a high-level, easy to use interface to Fabric
  • Learn how to set up a REST API to use our blockchain from outside Fabric
  • Learn how to use a REST API testing application and then PHP to access data from our blockchain
Requirements
  • A PC with Linux or Mac (Or Linux in a Virtual Machine running inside Windows)
  • No prior knowledge about security or blockchains is required
Description

So you want to deploy a blockchain but are overwhelmed by the sea of information out there that is half-baked and seems to want to do too much at the same time.

If so, this course is for you. We will start by explaining exactly what a blockchain is from a technical perspective instead of a high-level business overview. We start from absolute zero, assume no background and give the details only as much as necessary. Then, we move on to the highly popular and industry backed blockchain framework -- Hyperledger Fabric and its high-level library -- Composer. We explain how to set everything up and then move to creating our first blockchain and then a smart contract.

We will also cover how this blockchain can be used from an existing application using a REST API. This would enable you to start using blockchains in your own applications that can benefit from a blockchain or distributed ledger.

We take a case study-based approach and motivate why we need the commands we're running and how everything fits together. If there is a concept that is typically covered in similar courses but isn't immediately necessary for deploying our first smart contract, we'll skip it. We aim to have our first smart contract up and running in about an hour and then integrate with it from outside the Fabric environment by the end of this course -- a total of about 1.5 hours.  

There is also a real-time chat system in place for students who enroll in this course. With a free signup, you get access to real-time chat with myself and fellow students who are working to complete this course (or have completed the course before you). We plan on creating this network of like-minded experts who can help each other out and collaborate on exciting ideas together.


What will I learn?

  • Basics of a hash
  • How this simple concepts enable the powerful blockchain architecture
  • Install and configure Hyperledger Fabric using the easiest method available
  • Install and run Composer -- a high-level, easy to use interface to Fabric 
  • Set up a REST API to use our blockchain from outside Fabric 
  • Use a REST API testing application and then PHP to access data from our blockchain


About the instructor:

  • Teacher and researcher by profession
  • PhD in Security and a PostDoc from Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
  • 17+ years of working with computers and 15+ years of teaching experience 
  • 10+ years of working professionally as a Linux System Administrator -- including 5+ years of provable track record on UpWork (with 5.0 star rating there)

What you need to know: 

No prerequisites are assumed.


*** UPDATES *** 

  • Updated videos and files for commands changed in the next release of the official docs (just 5 days after the release of the course).
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to know what blockchains, mining and smart contracts are
  • Anyone who wants to deploy a blockchain without having to go through a sea of information
  • Anyone who wants to know how blockchains can be accessed from outside frameworks (e.g. from PHP applications)
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:29:54
+ Hashes, Blockchains and Smart Contracts
3 lectures 18:34
A Visual Intro to Blockchains
08:26
Smart Contracts
04:47
+ Fun in the Playground
4 lectures 15:43
Starting Playground, Basic Setup
04:17
Defining a Model
03:40
Defining Business Logic
04:42
Defining Transactions and Executing the Blockchain
03:04
+ Developing an Application on Fabric
2 lectures 24:25
Create a Business Network
14:22
Composer REST Server and the Loopback interface
10:03
+ Parting Words
2 lectures 02:47
Where to Go from Here
02:40
Bonus Lecture
00:07