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Firstly, it is worth understanding that other blockchain systems use unique programming languages. Developers use solidity or rust to build applications for Ethereum or Solana, as examples. These complex and advanced languages make starting a career in blockchain significantly more challenging than necessary.
If you have a big idea, and you feel that blockchain can make that dream a reality, why should you need to use anything more than what you already know?
An SDK (Software Development Kit) offers a simple to use tool for developers. It is a program which creates a base to work off of, with similar principles to the main chain. Modules within the SDK can be changed to suit the needs of the specific chain.
The Lisk SDK uses node.js runtime and consists of three fundamental components.
- Lisk Framework is the foundation which gives applications their basics.
- Lisk elements is a collection of libraries used for application functionality.
- The Lisk Commander is an entry point for developers to build blockchain applications.
This modular approach to creating a blockchain gives greater liberty to programmers to create a more dynamic and unique chain than the mainnet. You can therefore manipulate a wide variety of modules within the SDK so as to explore all kinds of use cases. The decentralized base of the Lisk network simply acts as a central point to the whole system.
Some of these reasons are:
- Community run systems
- Divergent monetary tools
- Safer file storage
- Enhanced communication methods
RGB, Your Place
Based on a popular community run art experiment on Reddit, Your Place, allows contributors to add pixels of color to an empty canvas. This happens consistently over a couple weeks until a final image emerges. The image is then minted as an NFT and put up for auction on the web.
Building communities on art and fun is a great way to develop and drive engagement. With this program, users can also gain some income too as anything earned from the auction is split among contributors.
Do I need to know how to use any other language to build a blockchain application?