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Intermediate Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required. Prerequisites include: "Blockchain Basics" and "Smart Contracts".

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

What you will learn

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    This third course of the Blockchain specialization prepares you to design and develop end-to-end decentralized applications (Dapps).

Skills you will gain

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Specialization

Course 3 of 4 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required. Prerequisites include: "Blockchain Basics" and "Smart Contracts".

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Decentralized Applications (Dapps)

We will explore the notion of the blockchain server as the foundation for a Decentralized Application. We will demonstrate how to install the blockchain server and establish a peer-to-peer network of nodes. It is a common practice to develop and test a Dapp on a local test network before deploying it on a public network. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Dapp Defined4m
Ethereum APIs10m
Practitioner's Perspective: Public Network Architecture5m
Reading3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Blockchain Server3m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Defined30m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Ethereum APIs27m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check30m
Decentralized Applications (Dapps) - Week 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Truffle Development

We'll explore the user-friendly environment that Truffle provides for developing and testing a Dapp. We'll explore further the truffle commands such as: develop, init, compile, migrate, test - all with truffle in front of them and with any parameters. This module will illustrate the steps needed in developing and testing a complete Dapp. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Truffle IDE (Part 2) (Compile Demo)9m
Truffle IDE (Part 3) (Migration Demo)5m
Test-Driven Development (Part 1) (Test Demo)7m
Test-Driven Development (Part 2) (Negative Test Demo)4m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 1) (Front-End Demo)8m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 2) (Metamask Demo)8m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 3) (Metamask Demo Con't)3m
Reading3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Truffle IDE12m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Test-Driven Development14m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Web Interface & Testing32m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check6m
Truffle Development - Week 230m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Design Improvements

In this module, we will discuss a few of the many best practices exclusive to smart contracts and Dapps that will improve your basic Dapp design....
Reading
5 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Design Improvements: Solidity Features (Part 2)7m
Event Handling (Part 1)6m
Event Handling (Part 2) (Coin Demo)5m
Oraclize6m
Reading3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Solidity Features15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Event Handling10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Oraclize12m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check4m
Design Improvements - Week 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Application Models & Standards

We will discuss Ethereum Improvement Proposal and the ERC process that are essential for keeping Ethereum blockchain updated. We will also explore the standard ERC 20 for token Dapps and ERC 721 for non-fungible tokens....
Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Dapp Models (Part 2)3m
Dapp Standards (Part 1)6m
Dapp Standards (Part 2)5m
Reading4 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Models10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Standards25m
Assignment Description10m
Decentralized Applications (Dapps): Key Takeaways5m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check14m
Application Models & Standards - Week 430m
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Top Reviews

By ZSNov 15th 2018

I really enjoyed the course. I like ma'am bina ramamurthy teaching style, to give the student a clear understanding of each topic.Thanks very much for this course.

By PSSep 25th 2018

Extremely beneficial and very important concepts explained in this course.

Instructor

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Bina Ramamurthy

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Computer Science and Engineering Department

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About the Blockchain Specialization

This specialization introduces blockchain, a revolutionary technology that enables peer-to-peer transfer of digital assets without any intermediaries, and is predicted to be just as impactful as the Internet. More specifically, it prepares learners to program on the Ethereum blockchain. The four courses provide learners with (i) an understanding and working knowledge of foundational blockchain concepts, (ii) a skill set for designing and implementing smart contracts, (iii) methods for developing decentralized applications on the blockchain, and (iv) information about the ongoing specific industry-wide blockchain frameworks. The specialization covers a range of essential topics, from the cryptographic underpinnings of blockchain technology to enabling decentralized applications on a private Ethereum blockchain platform. It is ideal for programmers and designers involved in developing and implementing blockchain applications, and anyone who is interested in understanding its potential....
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