Hyperledger Developer — Road Map

Hello, it is so exciting to be in Block-chain Era, many industries are being disrupted and not just industries but developers. Block-chain becoming must learn technology in order to survive it’s tide & wave!, when you hear block-chain from experts you will get a first question in your mind with a series of sub-questions.

Can I become a block-chain programmer?,

  • How do I learn it?
  • Do we have any “step-by-step” guide?
  • Which training institute provides better training?
  • Would they give real-time use cases?
  • Will that be sufficient enough for job-hunt?
  • Would my existing skill-set be useful to adopt block-chain technology?
  • Will I get any mentor?

List goes on & on…..

First ask yourself, if I can’t , then who else can?.. yes, it’s not that difficult to become a block-chain developer!. All we need is a properly structured road-map & patience. Most of the time, people end up reading so many articles and they keep jumping here and there without practising a bit, at the end they give-up. My only request for you is to be with little patience and practice regularly.

Hyperledger Road-Map

Stage 1 — ( 1 week) — Understanding Blockchain Basics

> Understand the basics of Block-chain Frameworks

> Crypto Algorithm & Encryption Technology

> Why Hyperledger?

> How Hyperledger is being used in “Enterprise”

> What are the factors to consider while choosing block-chain framework

  • Identity Management, Scalability, Security, Crypto-economics, Support
Stage 2 — ( 1 week) — Understanding Hyperledger Frameworks/Tools

> Hyperledger Umbrella (Framework)

> List of projects in Hyperledger(Linux Foundation)

> Hyperledger Tools

> Building Blocks(Core) concepts of Hyperledger

  • Shared Ledger(DLT)
  • Cryptography
  • Consensus
  • Smart Contracts — ChainCode

> Hyperledger Architecture

Stage 3 ( 3 weeks) — Executing existing use cases from github

> Choose the Use Case which you are interested to practice

> Prepare your System Environment

> Install / Deploy Hyperledger Fabric

> Execute “Tuna Fish” application to understand how single Org / Single Peer system works

> Execute “Letter of Credit” Application to understand how multi Org/ Multi Peer system works

> Track the errors you are facing & the solution you apply in a document

Stage 4 (1 week) — Deep diving into Hyperledger components

> Understand the list of components in Hyperledger( Orderer, Peer, Endorser, Committing Peer, Certificate Authority, CouchDB, Client Application, Middleware etc)

> Compare Single Org / Single Peer with the components you study

> Use “log” commands for respective containers to debug the same

Stage 5 (2 to 5 Weeks) — Building your own application

— if you are good with middleware / client application setup, then it would take hardly 1 to 2 weeks depending on your programming potential

> Steps in building application

  • Network Setup ( Hyperledger Fabric )
  • Middleware (Web Service)
  • User Application

> Network Setup — Use hyperledger Fabric (single org/single peer) initially, don’t widespread the network if you are not 100% confident.

> Middleware — Use NodeJS/ExpressJS for web service setup

> ReactJS or Whatever framework you are comfortable with

Stage 6 ( 2 weeks ) — Prep for production Setup ?, then learn these

> Chaincode Updates / Upgrades

> Orderer (Kafka) & Zookeeper

> Cloud setup(AWS / Digital Ocean / Alibaba Cloud)

Course / Guides for reference

Practice, Practice & Practice….

Above timelines are just a number, it would go high / low but that depends on how many hours you invest on day to day basis, above weeks are calculated on an average if you spend 3 to 4 hours/day. So don’t just sit on that week calculation, if you are a quick learner!.

I have had so rough path while learning Hyperledger, since I didn’t have any proper roadmap. I just want to make sure, you are not facing the same. If you have any other materials which are good to share, please comment below, it would help others.