NEAR Blockchain Smart Contract Development
- Basic programming experience
Become familiar with Rust language, its main features and syntax.
Topics covered include in Section 1:
Rust installation and basics
Cargo - build system and package manager
Crates and packages
Variables, Constants and Mutability
Data Types: Scalar and Compound
Control Flows: If, Loops, If let
References and Borrowing
Define and initialize Structs
Defining and calling methods
Defining an Enum
The “match” control flow
Vector and HashMap
Recoverable and unrecoverable errors
Traits - defining shared behavior (interface)
Reading command line arguments
Reading a file
Printing to standard error - eprintln!
Iterator Trait and next method
Using Box<T> to store data on the Heap
Running code in Threads simultaneously
Message passing between Threads
Using Mutexes to allow access data on one thread
Summary with references:
Gentle Introduction to Rust and "The Book" on Rust programming language.
Refer to “The Book” for deeper coverage of each topic and more advanced features.
Section 2 is dedicated to using knowledge obtained in Section 1 to read and understand NEAR smart contract implemented in Rust.
Learn how to create Testnet accounts on Near blockchain using a web wallet.
Learn how to compile and deploy Near smart contract on NEAR Testnet account using Gitpod environment.
Learn how to interact with deployed Near smart contract by using command line commands.
Get hands on experience compiling and deploying a sample counter smart contract on your own account - all in under 20 mins.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner developers curious about smart contract development
- 12:31Introduction to Rust language pt. 1
- 11:13Introduction to Rust language pt. 2
- 04:42Overview of NEAR smart contract for fungible token
- 09:31Deployment of sample NEAR smart contract on Testnet account
- 1 questionFollow instructions from Lecture 2 to compile and deploy smart contract
- 13:54Review of NEAR Blockchain and Ethereum Bridge features
Eugene Luzgin has over 20 years of Software Development experience in different roles ranging from a software engineer to a co-founder and a technology leader of a startup.
Eugene has a Master degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and a Professional MBA from University of Utah.
Eugene worked in different industries ranging from Ecommerce and Security to Banking IT and Blockchain technologies. In 2018 Eugene co-founded EOS Tribe - an original Block Producer for EOS Blockchain, which later evolved into Crypto Tribe operation supporting multiple Proof of Stake Blockchains, developing wallets and distributed applications on most modern POS Blockchain platforms capable of supporting thousands of transactions per second.