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Getting Started with IPFS

by David Clinton

The solution to the broken internet is here. This course will help you understand what's wrong and how the IPFS distributed network model can help. Learn how to leverage peer-to-peer infrastructure to improve the way you deliver data over the web.

What you'll learn

Today's internet has moved a long way from the distributed and highly resilient vision of its builders a half century ago. The distributed, peer-to-peer networking model used by IPFS is an approach that could restore some of that lost functionality. In this course, Getting Started with IPFS, you’ll learn to incorporate IPFS technology into your own web-based content distribution services. First, you’ll explore the history behind the infrastructure and access problems associated with the modern use of the HTTP protocol. Next, you’ll discover how to install and launch content services over IPFS. Finally, you’ll learn how to connect your IPFS content to your existing web presence and how to secure it all. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of IPFS needed to safely and effectively expose your content to the world.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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