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Truffle Quick Start Guide

By : Nikhil Bhaskar
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Truffle Quick Start Guide

By: Nikhil Bhaskar

Overview of this book

Truffle is a world-class development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for Ethereum, aiming to make life as an Ethereum developer easier. If you are a web developer wanting to try your hand at developing Dapps with Truffle, then this is the book for you. This book will teach you to write smart contracts and build Dapps with Truffle. You will begin with covering the basics of Truffle, briefly explaining how it integrates Solidity and Web3, in orderto start building a mini decentralized application. Also, you will dive into migration, testing and integrating Truffle with the use of popular JavaScript frameworks. Lastly, you will ship your decentralized application and package it into a product. Moreover, you will go through the best practices in Truffle,so as to increase your proficiency in building Dapps with Truffle. By the end of the book, you will be able to write smart contracts and build decentralized applications with Truffle on Ethereum blockchains.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Geth, Parity, and Ganache

Geth, Parity, and Ganache are three of the most common Ethereum clients you will encounter as you build decentralized applications. You've already briefly seen how Ganache works by using ganache-cli in the second chapter. And, to be honest, you've seen most if it already! This chapter will touch on the last few bits of Ganache, and it will take a shallow dive into Geth and Parity to give you an idea of the power of the most widely used Ethereum clients.

Although we will briefly cover Geth and Parity, we will mainly focus on Ganache for the rest of this book as it allows you to get a Truffle Dapp up and running quickly, and with the least development pain.

What is an Ethereum client?