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Hyperledger Cookbook

By : Xun (Brian) Wu, Chuanfeng Zhang, Zhibin (Andrew) Zhang
Book Image

Hyperledger Cookbook

By: Xun (Brian) Wu, Chuanfeng Zhang, Zhibin (Andrew) Zhang

Overview of this book

Hyperledger is an open-source project and creates private blockchain applications for a range of domains. This book will be your desk reference as you explore common and not-so-common challenges faced while building blockchain networks using Hyperledger services. We'll work through all Hyperledger platform modules to understand their services and features and build end-to-end blockchain applications using various frameworks and tools supported by Hyperledger. This book's independent, recipe-based approach (packed with real-world examples) will familiarize you with the blockchain development cycle. From modeling a business network to integrating with various tools, you will cover it all. We'll cover common and not-so-common challenges faced in the blockchain life cycle. Later, we'll delve into how we can interact with the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain, covering all the principles you need to master, such as chaincode, smart contracts, and much more. We'll also address the scalability and security issues currently faced in blockchain development. By the end of this book, you will be able to implement each recipe to plan, design, and create a full-fledged, private, decentralized application to meet organizational needs.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Working with Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is the most widely-used permissioned blockchain in the Hyperledger family. It is an open source enterprise-grade platform that leverages a highly-modular and configurable architecture. Hyperledger Fabric is optimized for a broad range of industry use cases, including the finance, banking, healthcare, insurance, and public sectors, as well as supply chains and digital asset management.

Hyperledger Fabric supports smart contact development in general-purpose programming languages, such as Java, Go, and Node.js. Hyperledger Fabric is also operating under a governance model to build trust between participants on a shared network.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Reviewing the Hyperledger Fabric architecture and components
  • Installing Hyperledger Fabric on AWS
  • Building the Fabric network
  • Adding an organization to a channel
  • Using CouchDB
  • Writing your first application