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Solidity Basics.

Solidity Basics.

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Published on Aug 22, 2021

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What is Solidity?

Solidity is an object-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts. Smart contracts are programs that govern the behavior of accounts within the Ethereum state.

Solidity is a "statically typed" language. Statically typed is a programming language characteristic in which variable types are explicitly declared and thus are determined at compile time.

Solidity language supports the following general value types :

  • Boolean: It returns a true or false value.
  • Integers: The int/unit for both unsigned and signed integers are supported by Solidity.
  • Address: An address can carry up to a 20-byte value.
  • String Literals: String literals are depicted using either double or single quotes. They imply trailing value zeroes.
  • Modifier: Modifiers ensure the fulfillment of the predefined conditions before code execution.
  • Mappings: Mappings return values related to a given storage site.

With Solidity, you can create contracts for uses such as voting, crowdfunding, blind auctions, multi-signature wallets, and the popular kid on the block(NFTs).

I will be deep-diving into Solidity in upcoming articles. I hope you enjoyed this short introduction to Solidity. Stay Safe and Happy coding! :)

 
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