Smart Contracts? They're here. The EOS Blockchain? Covered. C++? Yep!
There can be no understating it: EOS and blockchain technology
is the most disruptive force in years. Companies cannot hire developers
who understand blockchain technologies fast enough, but there are a
tiny number of resources published to help you truly understand what blockchains are used for, let alone build apps with them. That's the purpose of this course: to be the best resource online for learning about EOS, blockchains, and how to build apps with this new technology.
The development community is still figuring out the best way to use EOS in the creation of new and exciting apps. I spent a tremendous
amount of time to research and create best practice for interfacing
with EOS from C++. I can't overstate it enough; this course
will show you the best and most easily repeatable patterns for creating production-ready apps with EOS.
What tools and libraries are used?
The EOS tech ecosystem is in constant change. Don't be fooled
by other courses that mention how you'll learn a dozen different
libraries! Every library that you'll use with EOS breaks and is
deprecated on a near-weekly basis! Instead, this course will teach you how to assemble your own boilerplate package to develop, compile, and test Smart Contracts. By learning the core technologies, you'll be prepared to adjust to EOS no matter how the ecosystem changes.
What is EOS? EOS is a cryptocurrency much like Ethereum, and it has been heralded as Ethereum's successor.
Whereas Ethereum currently has issues scaling with an increasing backlog
of transactions, EOS is poised to surpass Ethereum in performance,
popularity, and value. EOS was created to help developers like you
create applications focused around transferring money or value from one
party to another.
Why not Solidity?
Solidity is a programming language for writing Smart Contracts.
Essentially, think of it as a way to control a bank account with code.
With Solidity, we can write applications that simulate a crowd funding
campaign, a lottery, a loan, or any other type of financial instrument. The problem is, Solidity is inefficient, and unsafe. This lack of safety and security around the language has led to numerous bugs and hacks that've lost the Ethereum community millions of dollars. Dan Larimer has chosen to use C++ as the primary language for EOS development due to it's speed, efficiency, safety, and the multitude of libraries available to developers. Where Solidity is forcing developers to reinvent the wheel for even the most simple of programming constructors, C++ has been around for decades.
Who is the target audience?