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Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things

Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:18 am

Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things (IoT)
by Stephen Chin and James L. Weaver

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I had the opportunity to read this book cover to cover and can confidently say that it provides an excellent primer for any hobbyist or professional developer getting started with the Raspberry Pi with a focus on Java development. Fundamentally, this book is a compilation of projects that demonstrate various integrations where Java can be used with the Raspberry Pi to produce some functional "product". Along the way each project gets increasingly more complex thus exposing the reader to more sophisticated integration capabilities and techniques. While some projects seem daunting, the authors meticulously walk the reader through all the necessary environment configuration settings, development environment configuration, and build steps.

A more detailed review of this book along with some updated information on the Pi4J project is available on my site at:
http://www.savagehomeautomation.com/rpijp


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Re: Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Thin

Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:13 am

savageautomate wrote:Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Things

Part of the problem with java is that it isn't really all that lightweight. Certainly not the full meal deal from Sun. But since the Pi Zero is out, I guess lightweight went out the door.

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Re: Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Thin

Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:18 pm

I am failing to see the problem with Pi Zero, lightweight and Java connection.

Nor, problem of Java not being 'lightweight'. Every problem has its own solution and not all are having Java as ideal solution. But, after all, there is quite a big number of problems where Java is really good solution (better than low level c/asm or high level Python).

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Re: Raspberry Pi with Java: Programming the Internet of Thin

Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:41 pm

Great book! Just got a pi and this book, in about an hour I had it set up, running and able to remotely develop and build Java programs, transfer files to the pi from my MacBook via Netbeans.
Next step is to load the I/o libraries and get some LEDs flashing. Then maybe some serial port programming to send commands to a servo amplifier I have. This will take some additional research on my part though.

But no doubt this book saved me a ton of time and frustration.

Tom

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