Announcing New Course: Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 17, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers.  This course is offered through the edX, the trusted platform for learning.

Blockchain and its potential in the enterprise landscape has received a lot of attention over the past few years. Today, blockchain has become a reality. This revolutionary technology is transforming how organizations do business, across a wide range of industries. 

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source project under the Hyperledger umbrella, and works as an enterprise-level blockchain system used for building, deploying, and running distributed ledger applications and networks.

“This is a great course for developers to learn how to develop for Hyperledger Sawtooth and simultaneously learn a simplified supply chain use case. With this course as a basis, developers will be ready to explore on their own deeper into Sawtooth application development or using the supply chain concepts branch out into Hyperledger Grid.”  –Dan Middleton, Head of Technology for Intel’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger program and Hyperledger Sawtooth Project Maintainer

The Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers (LFS174x) course is designed for experienced developers who want to write applications for the Hyperledger Sawtooth enterprise blockchain platform. Originally developed by Anne Chenette and Darian Plumb at Bitwise IO, the course starts with the basics of blockchain technology and the concepts of permissioned networks, then describes the important features of Hyperledger Sawtooth. 

The course includes a sample distributed application, Sawtooth Simple Supply, based on a simplified supply chain example. This application includes a web-app front end, a transaction processor (the equivalent of a smart contract) for the blockchain business logic, and a custom REST API for communication. Learning how to code this sample application will teach the student about important Hyperledger Sawtooth concepts and will help them understand how to create their own enterprise-level Hyperledger Sawtooth application.

This course will teach the following:

  • Blockchain concepts: blockchain structure and process flow, transactions, blocks, hashes and signing, permissions, and consensus
  • Hyperledger Sawtooth basics
  • Principles of application design for the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform
  • Create a full-featured Hyperledger Sawtooth application, using the included Sawtooth Simple Supply application
  • Run and troubleshoot an application.

The 2019 Technology Industry Innovation conducted by KPMG focused on the adoption of blockchain technologies suggests that 41 percent of businesses are likely to adopt and implement blockchain into their business operations in the next three years. In addition, the survey revealed 48 percent of enterprises believe blockchain will change the way they conduct and manage their business activities in the near future.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Linux Foundation to offer this new course in Hyperledger Sawtooth,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “edX is committed to providing learners with the career-relevant education they need to succeed professionally, and this course presents the opportunity for experienced developers to learn a cutting-edge platform critical to the rise and adoption of blockchain technology.”

Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers (LFS174x) is available at no cost, with content access for up to 14 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

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