IOHK recently published an e-book entitled “Plutus: Writing reliable smart contracts” to teach programmers how to develop smart contracts based on Cardano. This is a digital book already available on Amazon for just under $9.
The Cardano (ADA) project is supported and developed by three companies: The Cardano Foundation, Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) and Emurgo. Cardano was founded in September 2017 and is a decentralised public blockchain with the ADA token at its core.
Plutus, an e-book for Cardano
OUT NOW The first edition of our new ebook 'Plutus: Writing reliable smart contracts' has just landed. Available in Kindle and LeanPub formats, find out more on the IOHK blog from authors @LarsBrunjes @polinavinovino https://t.co/5fjdJXAfzk #Cardano #smartcontracts #Plutus pic.twitter.com/Qtn2wd9c7c
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) July 31, 2019
Plutus is the Haskell-based programming language used to write smart contracts on Cardano. Haskell is a purely functional general-purpose programming language created by a dedicated committee in the late eighties.
Plutus can be used to write both on-chain and off-chain code and the aim of the book, written by Lars Brünjes and Polina Vinogradova, is to make it easier to create smart contracts with Plutus.
The book covers many aspects, from the interaction between smart contracts and the blockchain to step-by-step examples with explanations of every single line of the source code.
“The book is aimed at software developers generally and smart contract developers in particular. Plutus is basically Haskell, so familiarity with Haskell or a willingness to learn the language is important. Plutus has been created as a safer and more secure way of creating smart contracts. So everybody dreaming of writing correct and reliable smart contracts is definitely in the target audience and should have a look at Plutus!”
These are the words of one of the authors.
Authors are already working on setting up workshops and a new course for Haskell programming in order to provide more educational content worldwide.
The launch of the ebook is part of the IOHK project that aims to bring as many people as possible into the Cardano ecosystem. Emurgo, Cardano’s business branch, has launched a blockchain-hub in collaboration with SOSV called dLab Blockchain accelerator. SOSV is a global venture capital firm with over 800 companies and a portfolio of over $650 million.