After around a year of working on IPFS, I have come up with a nearly exhaustive & minimal list of resources to get started with IPFS; for beginners and programmers. So, folks here it is.
Complete IPFS, Libp2p, IPLD, Multiformats, IPFS Cluster, Filecoin Guide
If you are interested in IPFS, Libp2p, Ethereum, Zero-knowledge Proofs, DeFi, CryptoEconomics, IPLD, Multiformats, and other Web 3.0 projects, concepts and interactive tutorials, then be sure to check out SimpleAsWater.
“Understanding IPFS in Depth” Series
This series is divided into 6 parts, each part covering different aspects of IPFS including, an overview of IPFS, IPNS, IPLD, Multiformats, Libp2p, and Filecoin. In each part, we try to understand the need for the component, What is it and How it works and at the last, we play with the same things that we studied about in a hands-on tutorial.
- Understanding IPFS in Depth(1/6): A Beginner to Advanced Guide
- Understanding IPFS in Depth(2/6): What is InterPlanetary Linked Data(IPLD)?
- Understanding IPFS in Depth(3/6): What is InterPlanetary Naming System(IPNS)?
- Understanding IPFS in Depth(4/6): What is MultiFormats?
- Understanding IPFS in Depth(5/6): What is Libp2p?
- Ultimate Guide to Filecoin: Breaking Down Filecoin Whitepaper & Economics
“IPFS Cluster” Series
As we explore IPFS, we start realizing a need for managing the IPFS nodes. IPFS helps us to manage a large number of nodes, hence large amounts of data. So, in this IPFS Cluster series, we first understand What is a Cluster and How it works in-depth. In the last part of the series, we go through a hands-on tutorial in which we build a 2 node IPFS Cluster Setup.
- Setting up your first distributed private storage network on IPFS: Part 1
- Setting up your first distributed private storage network on IPFS: Part 2
- Setting up your first distributed private storage network on IPFS: Part 3
- Setting up a 2 node private storage network on IPFS in 1 min: Part 4
Some Fun Stuff
In this small post, we host a website on IPFS using IPNS.
Proto School: Interactive tutorials on decentralized web protocols
If you want to have a good understanding of how the decentralized web protocols work using fun tutorials, then proto school is the place for you to hang out.
If you have any suggestions or want any resource added to this list, then shoot the link in the comments.
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About the Author
Vaibhav Saini is a Co-Founder of TowardsBlockchain, an MIT Cambridge Innovation Center incubated startup.
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