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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)

Truffle and Ethereum clients

Before we see how Truffle integrates with Geth, Parity, and Ganache, we need to create the folder where we will place the code for this chapter:

  1. Inside the truffle-practice folder, create a new folder called chapter3.
  2. Copy all the contents of chapter1 to chapter3.
  3. Ensure that chapter3 works without errors by performing the Build Steps.
  4. Inside chapter3\truffle.js in chapter3, change the port property of the module.exports.networks.development object to 8545. This will tell Truffle to correctly point to our local blockchain.

Your final truffle.js file should look like this:

// Allows us to use ES6 in our migrations and tests.

module.exports = {
networks: {
development: {
host: '',
port: 8545,
network_id: '*' // Match any network id

Now, we're ready to see...