Your path to becoming a Blockchain developer!
Blockchain as you have already know is one the revolutionary technologies that is believed to be changing many industries, that opens many opportunities for many businesses to start thinking and developing blockchain based applications, thus creating many job options as it can be applies in many domains, that would keep you way ahead of the crowd, so now you might wandering how can I start developing in blockchain aren’t you?
Okay lets see in this article the following points:
What does it really take a become a blockchain developer?
Well the first step to be a blockchain developer is to be a developer, as you need the basics of programming, like Object Oriented Programming, databases, all the skills of a developer would really help you in the blockchain space,
These developer basic skills include Object oriented programming, rational and flat databases and procedural languages , data structures, architecture skills such as MVVM, MVC, MVC, and microservices
What about blockchain skills?
Now to dive in the blockchain space you have to have the knowledge about new concepts of this new tech, the main ones are being:
- Distributed Systems and Networking
To be able to understand this new technology, you have to start leaning from the beginning, so the BC tech is a new form of database let’s say, or a distributed ledger, so its mandatory to understand the peer-to-peer networks and communication protocols, also you need to understand the blockchain consensus mechanisms and algorithms, the most used ones are Proof-of-Work (PoW) like the one in Bitcoin, and for example the Proof-of-Stake, and so on..
Cryptography is the main technology behind cryptocurrency, thus having the basics of hashs functions, mathematics would be essential for getting into blockchain.
- Data structures
Dwe already mentioned that the blockchain is a kind of database, so knowing the basics of storing data is needed,
- Programming languages
You have to be familiar with some advanced programming languages such as:
What are the roles of Blockchain developer?
Blockchain developers’s main role is building application based on blockchain architecture and protocols. Blockchain developers also might have to understand the following skills:
- Backend and frontend development for DApps.
- Smart contract development.
- Understand and supervise the entire DApp development work cycle.
- Designing blockchain networks.
Ok, What are smart contracts?
Blockchain is using the smart contracts concept to automate the transations, as they increase the blockchain capabilities in a decentralized way, that is,without the need to any central authority, the main interaction of developers with these smart contracts is to audit and optimize them.
What about DAPPS?
The main role of a blockchain developer is to build decentralized applications, shortened as DApps, using the blockchain technologies such as:
How secured is Blockchain?
every blockchain developer must have good security skills including cryptocraphic hashing, public-key cryptography, Digital signature, etc…
The blockchain came into existence to revolutionize the business across many niches and domains.
If you made it till this point of this article you’re on the right path! You’re among less than 1% of the world that are interested in creating the future, it’s time for you to create a new big name and change to world for good. Good luck!