Learning to become a Smart Contract and Blockchain Developer can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be!
Just set aside some time each week, and get cracking on any of the tutorials and pieces of content below. Don't be afraid to ask a ton of questions, and don't feel imposter syndrome! Just by reading this article, you are already a welcomed member of the blockchain community.
If anytime you get stuck, feel free to refer to this document on how to get unstuck in the blockchain space. It applies to everything in open source!
In any case, let's go ahead and get started!
Additionally, I have a video on how to become a blockchain engineer you can check out for more information!
But BEFORE I give you the list, you need to know about these 3 resources.
These are helpful Q&A sites that you can ask questions to, and will make your life much better when going through these resources. Anyways, here are the top 10!
My latest invention. If you get through this videos, you will be a master, guaranteed.
This course requires ZERO prior knowledge. None. It's in pure solidity, and will bring you from beginner to master. Foundry is the fastest smart contract and solidity framework, and we teach you all the skills you need to be successful in web3.
This is the most dense smart contract tutorial you will ever take. With the pinnacle project of deploying your own stablecoin!
Not sure what a stablecoin is? Well that's why you have to take this course!
Anyone interested in becoming a security researcher in blockchain will need to take this course first, as this sets you up for your security journey as well.
And not only that... but this course is powered by AI, and we teach you all the tips and tricks with artificial intelligence powered learning, getting you up to speed faster than ever before!
If you get through this videos, you will be full-stack a master, guaranteed.
Additionally, we have a ton of optional front end and full stack tutorials. These will teach you how to build powerful apps and websites that use the smart contracts and blockchain applications you've made for ANY user!
For the longest time, Cryptozombies has been one of the go-to courses for learning blockchain & solidity. This gamified platform brings you step by step through solidity programming as you build your zombie army!
This course has a wonderful user interface that's fun for people of any age, and is one of the most approachable content on this list. The Cryptozombies team does a tremendous job showing NFTs, inheritance, and everything you'd need in basic solidity.
A more minimal approach to learning web3, this is a site for people who already have some familiarity with software engineering.
This site and YouTube channel have just the fundamental information, so you can jump right into coding!
This is the most watched blockchain developer course of all time, and for good reason! It breaks down everything you need to know about blockchain development - so you can begin your career on the right foot.
It goes through all the basics at the start, and then gets deeper and deeper into more and more advanced concepts like upgradeability, efficient testing, full stack development, and more. It's a project based learning resource, so at the end of each "lesson", you'll have a full project you can show off on your GitHub!
Ideally it's for engineers who have a little bit of python in their back pocket, but freecodecamp has a remedy for that as well!
A lot of information is packed into this course, so don't do it all in one go! Remember to take breaks, and jump into the GitHub discussions and ask questions, or on Stack Overflow!
I used to have a group called Chainshot on my list, as they have always been underrated, but Alchemy recently aquired them to make this amazing site!
This is another bootcamp that just always knocks it out of the park.
The Consensys team is one of the teams that has been around from basically the start of this whole thing. They consistently deliver on bringing in some of the best in the space to give guest lectures to the students, have top quality content, and are another bootcamp that I highly recommend to anyone looking to get into this space with a hands-on learning approach, and a team to guide them.
From creating your own NFTs to mastering decentralized staking apps, Speed Run Ethereum offers a comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience for blockchain enthusiasts and developers alike. It's created by my friend Austin Griffith who is one of the most respected Web3 developer educators on the planet.
Join the BuidlGuidl community, a vibrant hub of Ethereum builders focused on crafting innovative products, prototypes, and tutorials that enrich the web3 ecosystem. Showcase your achievements by submitting your DEX, Multisig, or SVG NFT builds, and collaborate with fellow builders to elevate your Web3 portfolio. Embark on an exciting journey of learning and building with Speed Run Ethereum, and become a proficient Ethereum developer ready to shape the future of decentralized technologies.
LearnWeb3DAO is like going to university for 4 years. They have a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior track that will bring you end-to-end from start to finish.
And this is another course that you can get started 100% for free!
- Moralis Academy | Blockchain courses
- Moralis | A tool designed for end-to-end Dapp building
- YouTube Tutorials
The Moralis team helps engineers do and learn everything under the sun when it comes to full stack development in blockchain. The focus a little less on the solidity and smart contract implementations, but they focus a lot on user experience so once you build your smart contracts, others can interact with them. Moralis is a must know tool for people looking to do anything in the blockchain space for full stack.
This was created by the Openzeppelin team, who are top auditors and security researchers in the blockchain space, and they make contracts for people to fork into their own projects. Anyone in the blockchain space worth their "salt" knows who Openzeppelin is and how to work with their tools!
What better way to learn about web3 and Ethereum than from the community itself!
The Ethereum org website is JAM packed with content, tutorials, and submissions from around the globe, in exactly the manner you'd expect. You can find just about anything here to learn and grow.
useWeb3, like the Ethereum org website, is dedicated to being a living document of updated courses and content to teach people how to build in the blockchain space.
This open sourced project is constantly updated, and really any of the projects listed on their site is worthwhile for you to check and and put to the test!
14. Dapp University
YouTube university strikes again! Gregory has been making top quality content in the blockchain space for years now, and continues to do so. With a focus on both solidity / smart contracts and full stack development, taking his videos and his more hands-on bootcamp will for sure turn you into a "blockchain master".
He has tons of videos on his youtube that can help you learn just about anything in this space, as well as a paid for bootcamp with him and his team.
Ok, so I fibbed, this article has way more than just 10!!! Here is a list of tons of different places you can get started learning solidity, smart contracts, and blockchain. It doesn't matter where you go, just pick one, and go!
- Chainlink Bootcamp
- Patrick Collins (That's me!)
- Austin Griffith
- Nader Dabit
- Remix with Learn ETH Plugin
- Owen (Security)
And so much more.