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Hands-On Blockchain with Hyperledger

By : Nitin Gaur, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Petr Novotny, Salman A. Baset, Anthony O'Dowd
Book Image

Hands-On Blockchain with Hyperledger

By: Nitin Gaur, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Petr Novotny, Salman A. Baset, Anthony O'Dowd

Overview of this book

Blockchain and Hyperledger technologies are hot topics today. Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer are open source projects that help organizations create private, permissioned blockchain networks. These find application in finance, banking, supply chain, and IoT among several other sectors. This book will be an easy reference to explore and build blockchain networks using Hyperledger technologies. The book starts by outlining the evolution of blockchain, including an overview of relevant blockchain technologies. You will learn how to configure Hyperledger Fabric and become familiar with its architectural components. Using these components, you will learn to build private blockchain networks, along with the applications that connect to them. Starting from principles first, you’ll learn to design and launch a network, implement smart contracts in chaincode and much more. By the end of this book, you will be able to build and deploy your own decentralized applications, handling the key pain points encountered in the blockchain life cycle.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


Maintaining and augmenting a blockchain application is possibly even more challenging than creating and bootstrapping it, as one needs to be skilled in monitoring and analytics and also in assessing the impact of changes.

In this chapter, we described the various ways in which a Hyperledger Fabric application can and will inevitably change over its lifetime. We described in detail, using our canonical trade application as an example, how organizations and peers can be added to a running network, how channel configurations can be augmented, how platforms can be upgraded, and how the smart contract (chaincode) itself can be modified without adversely affecting the application state.

In a later part of the chapter, we gave an overview of the tools a developer of system administrator can use to measure, analyze, and improve the performance of a Fabric blockchain application. We also provided guidelines to engineering the system for better performance.

With further research and development...