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In order to gain the most from this book, some familiarity with computer science and basic knowledge of a programming language is desirable. However, beginner-level knowledge of computing in general and enthusiasm to learn should suffice!
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CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. For example, "The
delegatecall functions are provided in order to interact with functions that do not have an ABI."
A block of code is set as follows:
pragma solidity >5.0.0;
function addition1() public view returns (uint y)
Any command-line input or output is written as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install solc
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