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Google Serves a Little Pi to Aspiring App Developers
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Google Serves a Little Pi to Aspiring App Developers


Google Serves a Little Pi to Aspiring App Developers

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Google has launched Coder, a free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a little, bitty server for the web with the ability to build basic apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, all from a Chrome web browser. The software was designed in part as an educational tool to introduce app development to students, educators or just those that want to dip their toes in the app development water. The open source code library is available on GitHub for those developers interested in helping fix bugs, build new features, etc. The Coder website provides details on how to participate. You’ll need a Raspberry Pi Model B ($35USD) plus a 5V 1A Power Supply ($6USD), 4GB (or larger) SD Card ($8USD), and an optional Miniature WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module for Pi ($12USD). Links are provided on the Coder website on where to buy the parts. It’s a nice double dip for learning about current technology. Put together a simple computer and then write simple code for it. Experienced developers could find that the project is an enjoyable way to help introduce coding to their kids, friends, or practically anyone with a little technical interest.

Read more: http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder/

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