How to Become a Blockchain Developer in 2022 – Without Code
“The reason why many people would want to learn to become a blockchain developer, with code or without code is because it dramatically expands both financial possibilities as well as platform possibilities. There is huge demand to build web3 based applications, and it’s likely that demand will keep growing.”
What You Need to Learn to Become a Blockchain Dev Without Code
In Today’s tutorial we’re going to talk about how you can become a blockchain developer without having to learn how to write a line of code.
How to Become a Blockchain Developer
Over the years, we’ve built and monetized many different platforms. Some full code, but most have been no code or low code platforms. We’ve built and monetized and even sold crypto platforms. So in today’s tutorial I’m going to talk about what you need to learn in order to build blockchain applications without code. Now, remember, if you want to take this learning a step further, we offer a comprehensive nocode blockchain development course which teaches you not only how to build, but also how to monetize crypto based or blockchain platforms. I’ll link to that occurs below as well as provide a coupon code for $100 off.
So let’s jump in and look at what needs to be learnt in order to become a blockchain developer without having to learn how to code.
Why Learn Blockchain Development
First of all, the reason why many people would want to learn to become a blockchain developer, with code or without code is because it dramatically expands both financial possibilities as well as platform possibilities. There is huge demand to build web3 based applications, and it’s likely that demand will keep growing, but there is a shortage of developers who have the technical skills required to build what businesses want. The problem is that the learning curve required to learn how to code to build blockchain applications is slow and steep. So learning how to use no-code tools allows you to circumvent these obstacles, because by using no-code tools to interact with blockchains and smart contracts you’ll be dramatically reducing the learning curve and therefore you’ll be able to get to market with your skills much quicker.
Secondly, if you’re not going the “job” route, learning no-code blockchain development will allow you to build your own blockchain based applications. You can build almost anything you can think of. Any logic based application most no-code tools can quite easily handle. So for example:
What Can You Build With No Code Blockchain Tools?
You could build
Data or analytics dashboard
Logic based games, for example, like a blockchain based farming app
A whole world of API services
What Skills Do You Need to Become a No Code Blockchain Dev?
So what skills do you need in order to make this happen?
So I’m going to start with the easiest and work my way up from there. So you can build a lot without learning any coding language at all. You can keep everything 100% noc0de and still do quite a lot. Now there are some limitations to this approach, which I’ll talk about in a minute, but I want to show you how you can get your feet wet with blockchain development, without having to write even on3e line of code.
So I’m going to jump over into Bubble here and I’m going to create a new account on the blockchain without code. Now, we have an entire tutorial dedicated specifically to the best no-code blockchain development tools, which is linked to below, but for now, I’ll use bubble because it’s easy to learn. Essentially, we have three important parts to this puzzle we need to learn how to do well. We have the design of our application, which we control on this design tab. We have the data storage which is handled on this “data” tab. And we have workflows, which is handled here on this workflow tab. The workflow is simply the logic that takes place when certain action’s happen within our application. For example, when user 1 clicks on this button, sign the user up for the blockchain.
Now, design and database are their own topics, so let’s just focus now on workflows.
So here, Let’s imagine I added three input fields, I simply do that by dragging three input fields onto my canvas here. I’ll call them, username, password and pin. And then I’ll just add a button underneath. Now when a user clicks on this button I want to run a workflow, where the user will be signed up for the blockchain. So here, I’ll click on “start / edit workflow”. Now I have installed a nexus blockchain plugin, which is a free plugin anyone can use. But a similar workflow can be set up with the premium web3 and metamask plugin which allows you to interact with the ethereum blockchain. But let’s just stick with this free blockchain plugin for now.
So under plugins you’ll see I have this option to “create account”. You’ll also see I have many different options here. I can create assets, tokenize assets, transfer assets and much more. All of these options allow me to interact with a blockchain in different ways depending on what I’m trying to do with my application. But for now, let’s imagine I just want to create a user. So I’ll click on “create user”. And now I have these options to enter a username / password and pin. These are the three fields required to create an account on this blockchain. So I can map these three fields to my three input fields, I simply click on “insert dynamic data ” and then select the element to map to in my front-end. So I’ll just select my input username’s value, my input password’s value and my input pin’s value. Once I’m done, this URL up here is just the server URL of the application I’m trying to connect to. So once I’ve filled out all of that information, I’m done. As you can see, through my application, I’ve created an account on the nexus blockchain without writing a line of code.
Low Code Vs. No Code Blockchain Development
So as you can see, you can build blockchain applications without coding. I have another tutorial how I showed you how I made a cryptocurrency wallet without code, which I’ll link to below and something like that is possible to do without any code at all.
However, my strong suggestion would be to take your skills a level higher by learning the basics of coding. And don’t worry, you don’t need to learn anything complicated, just the basics of how APIs work would go a really long way for you.
The reason for this is that it opens up a whole world of things you can do. For example, if you knew how to work with APIs and we have an entire section within our blockchain program about working with APIs you’ll be able to link to pretty much any blockchain application with exposed API endpoints. And this is important because no code tools can currently only take you so far. They do a lot of the heavy lifting for you, but they don’t cover every single use case. For example, if I’m using this nexus blockchain plugin, you’ll see I have all of these workflow options here…. And this might seem like I can do a lot, and I can, but it’s a small percentage of what this blockchain can actually do. For example, if I was to go over to the nexus documentation here, you’ll see I have this Finance API and all of these methods. In fact there are 12 methods here. You’ll see I can debit and credit accounts, list accounts and much more. But if I head over back into bubble and look in my workflow and then under my nexus plugin, you’ll see under my methods I have access to only 1 method. The create account method. So with the plugin I can do 1 thing on the finance API but the blockchain allows me to do 12 things if I knew how to use APIs. And the same is true for the Assets API. Here in bubble you can see, the no-code plugin allows me to do 4 things… but if I go over to the assets API documentation, there are 8 methods here. So essentially, if I don’t know how to work with APIs I can still build an application, but my options are more limited.
Learn How to Work With Blockchain APIs
So this brings me to my next suggestions, which is to learn how to work with APIs. within Bubble, there is a free plugin called “the api connector plugin” which you can easily connect to various blockchains or crypto based services which will allow your application to interact with their application.
So for example, here I have an API setup where I’m interacting with the nexus blockchain, rather than using the plugin. So now we’re into a bit more of a low code setting, but learning the basics of setting up API calls and working with data from API responses will dramatically increase what you’re capable of doing.
Or here, I have a coingecko API setup which allows me to figure out the value of my user’s holdings in different fiat currencies.
Again, in our no-code blockchain development course we teach how to bring your technical skills up to this level where you can confidently work with APIs within no code applications. Of course, the learning curve and learning speed varies from person to person, but in our experience teaching this subject, if you’re starting from absolute zero, it tends to take around 40 hours to bring yourself up to a point where you can confidently navigate this code, or if you have some technical background, you might benchmark about 10-20 hours of learning to get to this point.
No Code Blockchain Development Conclusion
So if you’re interested in all of the benefits that go along with becoming a blockchain developer, both from a job prospecting standpoint as well as from a startup builder standpoint, and you don’t want to have to figure out how to learn all of these things on your own, then please checkout our site over on kibi.one/blockchain to learn more about our no-code blockchain development course where we lay everything out for you in a linear and easy to follow way.
Again, I’ll provide a link to our course below as well as a coupon code for $100 off.
That’s all I have for you today, thanks for stopping by.
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