Next up in our Developer Showcase Series is Denis Polish, a Senior Integration Engineer at IntellectEU. This blog series highlights the work and motivations of developers, users and researchers collaborating on Hyperledger’s incubated projects. Let’s see what Denis has to say!

What advice would you offer other technologists or developers interested in getting started working on blockchain?

Start from real use cases, see how the problems can be solved using this technology.  Then go through the documentation to understand key concepts and basic terminology. As soon as you get familiar with it, pick up a framework, I would say the Hyperledeger Fabric is a pretty good one to start with. Configure and run your own private network. Check the provided samples, by the time you get there you will know everything you need to develop your own solution.

Denis Polish, Senior Integration Engineer, IntellectEU

What do you think is most important for Hyperledger to focus on in the next year?

I would say that it’s security and data encryption. Encryption is a complex question but it’s very important for our customers and any financial institution, and I think it should be in place before they can use the solution in production.

As Hyperledger’s incubated projects start maturing and hit 1.0s and beyond, what are the most interesting technologies, apps, or use cases coming out as a result from your perspective?

I’m very excited about the upcoming release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. I didn’t have a chance to test the private channels but it’s something I’m going do in the nearest feature.

What is the best piece of developer advice you’ve ever received?

Before you start writing the code to resolve the problem, ask yourself if your solution will bring any value to the business, and if answer is “No” think how what you can go about that.