Adafruit’s WebIDE for the Raspberry Pi is now in alpha – get testing!

We’re back in the UK now, having driven 1500 miles and been to seven events in seven days.

We’re kind of tired.

But we met some completely brilliant people (of which more in a later post – Rob is still out on the west coast meeting still more brilliant people, and will have a post of his own about the whole thing later on), and we got to see the launch of Falcon 9 from the aeroplane on the way home last night.

Among the brilliant people we met were LadyAda and PT from Adafruit.

When we saw them just over a week ago (much kimchee and beef was eaten, much beer was drunk, creative things were done with seaweed, electronics were strewn among the chopsticks and a splendid time was had by all), one of the many things we discussed was the development of their new WebIDE for programming the Raspberry Pi. In the week since then, they’ve been pulling out all the stops to get it ready for release, and they’ve just put out an alpha version that you can play with and test. Please be aware that this is an alpha release and not a final release candidate: this means that you are likely to encounter bugs and other issues. You should only dive in here if you consider yourself experienced.

The web IDE offers you a way to program your Pi directly from a browser. You can find out much more, and download the files you need, at Adafruit. If you find any bugs, please report them on Github. It’d be great if you could let us know how you got on in the comments here, as well!