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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 Node

If you skipped the Angular chapter, you need to do the following first:

  • Inside your truffle-practice folder, create a new folder called chapter5

Now, let's get started with Truffle and Node. First, create a new folder called truffle-node.

Inside the truffle-node folder, we need to initialize a Truffle project.

So, run the following command in your Terminal, while inside the truffle-node folder:

truffle init

Your truffle-node folder structure should now look like this:

├── contracts
├── migrations
├── test
├── truffle-config.js
└── truffle.js

To "run" this Truffle project, we need to have a JavaScript file to run as well as a package.json file that states our dependencies. To generate the package.json file, simply run npm init in your Terminal...