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Mastering Corda: Blockchain for Java Developers

 
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Hi Mr. Jamiel Sheikh,

Congratulations on the book. I read the table of contents and cryptograph has always been an area of interest for me albeit less explored. I am a Java developer and I was wondering if this book relies heavily on the  knowledge of encryption or it can be learned along the way of finishing the book.

 
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Hi Water,

Thank you for your kind words. All the cryptography you need to know is covered in 1 chapter and then the rest of the book builds upon that. Knowledge of the basics of hashes and public and private keys is sufficient to get through the entire book, but a deeper understanding of cryptography and structures like Merkle trees will give you a stronger appreciation of how blockchain works.
 
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Hi Sheikh,
Congratulations on your book, much anticipated one.
Looking forward to order it and read.
Got a question though, Corda blockchain in built on Kotlin, and the title speaks about Corda mastery for Java Dev which implies that Kotlin will be referenced?
 
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Vivek Ravi wrote:Hi Sheikh,
Congratulations on your book, much anticipated one.
Looking forward to order it and read.
Got a question though, Corda blockchain in built on Kotlin, and the title speaks about Corda mastery for Java Dev which implies that Kotlin will be referenced?



Hi Vivek, thanks for your kind words. Corda is a framework that is written in Kotlin but the book uses mostly Java to build apps on top of the platform. Therefore, little to no Kotlin knowledge is required. To study the framework, however, would require some basic knowledge of Kotlin. In the back of the book a Kotlin cheat sheet is provided giving you really what you need to know of Kotlin to read Corda framework source code.
 
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