Students will develop their functional programming skills in the languages Haskell and Plutus. This will help make them competent smart contract programmers; adept at changing the world through the creation of new systems and decentralised applications in the Cardano Ecosystem. The course opens a door of opportunity to work in the early development of Cardano; the fastest growing Cryptocurrency. Which aims to bank the unbanked and create new financial systems for emerging world markets.
The course will teach you the core principles of how to code in both Haskell and Plutus. Modules will cover the building blocks of Haskell and Plutus, including functions and data types, type classes, monads, template Haskell, using the Plutus Playground, The Marlowe Playground, the Extended UTXO model, working with Plutus on and off the chain, minting policies, state machines, the Plutus application framework, as well as case studies and practical exercises.
Prerequisites: While you do not need to be an expert in formal methods, programming experience and a general aptitude for logical and mathematical thinking are highly desirable.