dApp Development — A Simple Guide for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

April 25th 2019
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dApp Development — A Simple Guide for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

With the increased interest of people towards the blockchain technology, dApps (decentralized applications) are becoming increasingly important for developers around the world. It is different from traditional applications built on Android and iOS as it can directly connect developers with users without the involvement of intermediaries to manage user data and code.

The dApp Architecture

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You don’t require permission to build a dApp and no company can change the rules of the platform. The back end code of a dApp runs on a decentralized peer-to-peer network. The front end code of a dApp can be written any language that sends API calls to the back end. To understand the dApp development process, you should know what is the difference between dApp development and traditional app development.

Difference between dApp Development and Traditional App Development

The huge difference between traditional app development and dApp development is the level by which code should be examined before it’s moved to production. Developing a dApp can be related to the hardware development which requires rigorous prototyping and testing.

The recalling of hardware requires a lot of time and money to fix the issues. Similarly, in the case of dApp development, it is challenging to modify smart contracts once deployed on the mainnet. Bugs in the smart contract affect the reputation of dApp developers.

In contrast to dApps, traditional apps emphasize fast iteration cycles and the motto is to move fast and break things which do not precisely happen in dApp development.

Following are the blockchain platforms that can be used for dApp Development:

  1. Ethereum:
    Proposed by Vitalik Buterin (22-year old Russian-Canadian Developer) in 2013, Ethereum is an open-source distributed computing platform based on the blockchain. A native cryptocurrency called Ether is used for running the entire Ethereum ecosystem.
  2. Hyperledger Sawtooth:
    Contributed by IBM and Digital Asset and launched by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Sawtooth is a modular platform built to create, deploy and execute distributed ledgers. Its PoET consensus allows Sawtooth to integrate with hardware security solutions termed as “trusted execution environments.”
  3. Hyperledger Fabric:
    Hyperledger Fabric is intended for developers and allows them to build blockchain apps with a modular architecture. The network designers can plug in the components of their choice like consensus and membership services. Designed specifically for permissioned networks, it only allows authorized identities to contribute within the system.
  4. EOS:
    Introduced as open-source software in 2018, EOS aims is to provide hosting of dApps, decentralized storage of enterprise solutions and smart contract functionality. It solves the scalability issues found in Ethereum and Bitcoin. EOS blockchain achieves consensus with multi-threading and delegated proof of stake algorithm.

dApp development cannot change the way the developer builds the app. Get in touch with a leading dApp development company who understands the blockchain technology and decentralization and can help you provide the risk-free and robust solution.



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