Ether 10: Greeter, the best kept secret tutorial

In the past blog posts, I did video walk through of Ethereum tutorials on their website, such as token and dao.

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However, there is actually another tutorial called Greeter. It used to be linked from Ethereum website, but looks like removed at some point. This is a very simple tutorial to show “Hello World” but I found this very important because this tutorial helps you to understand how to programmatically interact with Ethereum contracts (and I think everybody who is running Solidity language wants to write a Dapp, Decentralized applications), as oppose to interacting via Ethereum Wallet. This tutorial is easier to follow through as you can simply copy&paste the code, but it was still missing a few bits such as.

  • How to go into a console (geth) so that you can copy&paste the code?

To overcome these last hurdles, I created a video walk through of this great tutorial.

Here are the links I mentioned on the walk through

And here are some of the geth commands I showed.

# Attach to existing geth node
geth attach
# Show your account detail
geth --testnet account list
# Start geth console in testnet
geth --testnet console

You are almost there. After finishing this, you should now be ready to write a web app that interacts with Ethereum, and I will go into more detail in the next blog post.

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