Ethereum Solidity Smart Contract Tutorial

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Introduction

Ethereum smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement directly written into code. They run on the Ethereum blockchain, a decentralized platform. Solidity is the most popular programming language for writing smart contracts on the Ethereum platform. In this tutorial, we will walk you through creating a simple smart contract using Solidity.

Prerequisites

  1. Basic knowledge of programming concepts.
  2. Familiarity with blockchain and Ethereum concepts.

Tools Required

  1. Remix IDE (https://remix.ethereum.org/)
  2. MetaMask browser extension (https://metamask.io/)

Instructions

Firstly, in step 1: Set up the development environment

  1. Open the Remix IDE in your browser.
  2. Create a new file by clicking on the “+” icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Name the file “SimpleStorage.sol”.

Second, in step 2 is define the Solidity version and contract structure

  1. Start by specifying the Solidity version using a pragma directive. This ensures that your code is compatible with the specified version of the Solidity compiler.
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pragma solidity ^0.8.0;
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2. Define the contract structure

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contract SimpleStorage {

}

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Step 3: Add a state variable and constructor

  1. Declare a state variable, “storedData”, which will store an unsigned integer value.
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  2. Create a constructor that sets the initial value of “storedData”.
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constructor(uint256 initialValue) {

storedData = initialValue;

}

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Step 4: Create getter and setter functions

  1. Write a function, “getStoredData”, to retrieve the value of “storedData”.
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    return storedData;

    }

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  2. Write another function, “setStoredData”, to update the value of “storedData”.
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function setStoredData(uint256 newValue) public {

storedData = newValue;

}

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The 5th step is put the smart contract together.

  1. In the Remix IDE, navigate to the “Solidity Compiler” tab on the left side.
  2. Click the “Compile” button. If there are no errors, the compilation will be successful.

Step 6: Deploy the smart contract

  1. Install the MetaMask browser extension and set up an Ethereum wallet.
  2. Navigate to the “Deploy & Run Transactions” tab in the Remix IDE.
  3. Make sure the “Injected Web3” environment is selected in the “Environment” dropdown.
  4. Connect your MetaMask wallet by clicking on the “Connect” button.
  5. Enter an initial value for the “SimpleStorage” contract in the “Deploy” section.
  6. Click on the “Deploy” button. Confirm the transaction in MetaMask.

Finally, step 7: Interact with the smart contract

  1. Once the contract is deployed, you will see it listed under the “Deployed Contracts” section.
  2. To read the value of “storedData”, click on the “getStoredData” button.
  3. To update the value of “storedData”, enter a new value in the “setStoredData” field and click the button. Confirm the transaction in MetaMask.
  4. To check if the value has been updated, click on the “getStoredData” button again.

Congratulations! You have successfully created, deployed, and interacted with an Ethereum smart contract using Solidity. This example is just the tip of the iceberg; there are countless possibilities for developing more advanced smart contracts. As you gain experience with Solidity, you can create more complex contracts.

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