I will apologize in advance, I have been doing a lot of reading on this site (but not enough for sure). I am going to buy a RP2 shortly and "toys" to attach to it (sensor board etc.). I have no specific project in mind yet, but I am sure something will come to mind. I enjoy programming, and have recently finished a couple of java courses, so I became somewhat comfortable using the Netbeans development package and have it already installed on my macbook.
My question is, can I develop my programs on the macbook, and compile , then load the executable to the SD card? Are there 'libraries' I need to install in order to read and write to the physical I/O on the RPi?
sorry for the basic question, I have found quite a bit about starting up the boards and basic configuration, but I just have not found the doc/ thread that speaks of developing an actual user program and compiling.
Thank you for any insight or direction