Building dapps on Tezos

Tezos Commons Foundation announces the launch of Zastrin’s “Building a Simple Dapp on the Tezos Blockchain” online course.

The Tezos Commons Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and education of the Tezos community, is proud to announce the availability of an massive, open, online course focused on training developers to build decentralized applications on the Tezos blockchain.

Earlier this year, Zastrin received an Educational Grant from the Tezos Commons Foundation to produce a series of lectures and course material focused on the Tezos blockchain. Zastrin, known for their excellent courses training developers in the Ethereum programming languages, was enthusiastic about helping others learn how to code on Tezos.

“Tezos was designed from the ground up to be a much more secure blockchain,” said Jonas Lamis, founder Tezos.Community and member of the Tezos Commons board of directors. “Facilitating formal verification through the use of Ocaml and Michelson is a core component of what makes Tezos different. However, the pool of available developers in those languages is rather shallow at the moment. This grant and the course that comes out of it will help change that.”

The Zastrin course will teach five core lessons. (1) An overview of the basics of the Tezos blockchain. (2) How to install and run a Tezos node. (3) The basics of Liquidity programing and how to implement a smart contract. (4) How to compile, deploy and interact with a smart contract. (5) How to implement a web front end using HTML and Javascript to interact with the smart contract that you have built.

“The team at Tezos Commons has been very professional and helpful,” said Mahesh Murthy, founder of Zastrin. “Not only did they provide the grant, but they also helped connect me to the Tezos core developers to help me learn and create a high-quality course.”

The course will be available as of October 22nd, 2018. Early interest can be registered by filling out the form located here. The Tezos Commons Foundation — while a separate and independent entity — is a supporter of the recently announced initiative by the Tezos Foundation to train 1,000 Tezos developers by the close of 2019.