Corda Distributed Ledger Architecture

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Chapter 1: Getting Started with R3 Corda

  1. Introduction
  2. Java, Kotlin, and IntelliJ Backgrounder
    1. Java Learning Resources
    2. Kotlin Learning Resources
    3. IntelliJ Learning Resources
  3. Financial Backgrounder
  4. Cryptography Basics
    1. Cryptographic PRNG Algorithms
    2. Cryptographic Hash Algorithms
    3. Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
    4. Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
    5. Digital Signature Algorithms
    6. PKI, SSL/TLS and X.509
    7. Authentication and Authorization
    8. Firewalls and DMZs
    9. Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    10. PoW Consensus (Proof of Work)
    11. PoS Consensus (Proof of Stake)
    12. Other Consensus Mechanisms
    13. Secure Enclaves
    14. Merkle Trees
  5. Distributed and Decentralized Ledgers
    1. Ledger Terminology
    2. Centralized Database Issues
    3. Blockchain, Consensus, Immutability, and Trust
    4. The UTXO Model
    5. Account Reconciliation
    6. R3 Corda vs Bitcoin
    7. R3 Corda vs Ethereum
    8. R3 Corda vs Hyperledger
  6. Corda Peer-to-Peer Networks
    1. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network Architectures
    2. Network Protocols: TLS and AMQP/1.0
    3. Corda Nodes and Network Topology
    4. R3 Corda Network
    5. Doorman Authentication Service
    6. DemoBench

Lab 1: DemoBench App

  • Launch DemoBench
  • Create Notaries
  • Create Nodes
  • Launch Node Explorer
  • View Corda Network
  • Create, invoke, and view Transactions
  • Query data in Vaults
  • Add and use custom CorDapps

Chapter 2: Intro R3 Corda Architecture

  1. CorDapp Scenarios
  2. Corda Whitepapers
  3. Corda Components
    1. States
    2. Vaults
    3. Contracts
    4. Attachments
    5. Commands
    6. Transactions
    7. Notaries
    8. Flow Framework

Lab 2: Hello World Tutorial

  • Use the R3 CorDapp Template
  • Explore States
  • Explore Contracts
  • Explore Commands
  • Explore Transactions
  • Explore Flows

Chapter 3: Intro to Corda Programming

  1. Explore CorDapp project structure
  2. Write Contracts
  3. Write Transactions
  4. Write Flows
  5. Use the client RPC API

Lab 3: R3 Example CorDapp Tutorial

  • Download the R3 Example CorDapp
  • Explore the example IOU Contract
  • Explore the example IOU Sate
  • Explore the example Flow
  • Interact with the example CorDapp

Chapter 4: Advanced R3 Corda Architecture

  1. Sub-Flows
  2. Time Windows
  3. Oracles
  4. Transaction Tear-Offs

Lab 4: R3 CorDapp Samples on GitHub

  • Explore the “Yo!” example
  • Explore the “CordaChat” example
  • Explore the “Heartbeat” example

Chapter 5: Advanced Corda Programming

  1. Code Style Guide
  2. Unit Testing

Lab 5: R3 Corda Training Code Example

  • Use the R3 CorDapp Training Code Example for Unit Testing
  • Implement States and State Unit Tests
  • Implement Flows and Flow Unit Tests

Chapter 6: R3 Corda Infrastructure

  1. Client RPC and REST APIs
  2. Object Serialization and AMQP over TLS
  3. Artemis Message Queuing Middleware
  4. Quasar and Asynchronous Programming
  5. Corda Deployment

Lab 6: Community Corda Samples

  • Explore the “Delivery vs Payment Asset Transfers” example
  • Explore the “Property Listing” example
  • Explore the “Insurance Claim” example


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