Programming with raspberry pi

Programming with raspberry pi

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Raspberry Pi is a miniature PC that offers many possibilities. One of them is to learn to program with the applications integrated in OS like Raspbian. We tell you which languages are the best to practice.

The Raspberry Pi never go out of fashion, and is that this board or Mini PC is cheap and highly functional. In just a few minutes you can configure them and have them ready to be used as a computer, as Android TV or as a multimedia center, with all the versatility that this offers.

And not only that: you can learn programming language on Raspberry Pi, and several of the operating systems that you can install on this miniature computer have specific applications for it. It is an advantage that today in the labor market is priced upwards.

One of the main OS for this PC is Raspbian, a Linux distribution adapted to the Raspberry and with all the necessary software to take advantage of it, including some apps to practice programming languages, especially some of the main and most popular.

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The tutorial will explain the version of Python 3 (IDLE) that is installed by default in the Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi. However, you can also access the tutorial in case you install Python on your Windows, Linux or MAC operating system.

Python is a dynamically typed interpreted programming language whose philosophy emphasizes a syntax that promotes readable code. It is a multi-paradigm, multi-platform programming language.

By using a readable syntax, the learning curve is very fast, making it one of the best languages to start programming in text mode. For example, if we compare a code written in a block programming language such as Blockly and the same code written using Python, we see the similarities in the instructions.

Python contains a large number of libraries, data types and functions built into the language itself, which help to perform many common tasks without having to program them from scratch. But what really makes it brilliant when used on a Raspberry Pi is the ability to use GPIO pins to connect the physical world to the digital world.

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Python has become one of the most popular programming languages in the open source world.  Its interpreter is available on all popular Linux distributions.  If you install Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi, you will see an application called Thonny , which is a Python integrated development environment (IDE) for beginners.

Although arguably not as attractive as it once was, Java is still widely used in universities around the world and is deeply entrenched in the enterprise.  While some may disagree on its recommendation as a programming language for beginners, it must be done because it is still very popular, and also because there are many books, classes, and lots of information available to learn Java.  Get started with Raspberry Pi using the BlueJ Java IDE.

If there is another language you want to learn, don’t despair.  There is a high probability that you can use your Raspberry Pi to compile or interpret any language of your choice, including C, C++, PHP and Ruby.

How to program a raspberry pi

They hit the market in 2012 and since then the popularity and projects based on the Raspberry Pi have only been increasing. We are going to explain everything you need to know about this pocket computer that has conquered millions of users around the world.

It is precisely in the good performance and low cost where lies the great success of the Raspberry Pi. They also have great connectivity and GPIO connections that allow the development of a wide variety of educational projects.

Like any computer on the market, we will have to install an operating system to interact easily with it. The Raspberry Pi has limited power and some special features compared to a conventional computer. For that has been «developed» the operating system Raspberry Pi OS, also called Raspbian.

The Raspberry Pi OS is based on a GNU/Linux distribution, namely Debian. As the Debian operating system is open source, it can be customized by anyone and installed without paying licenses or royalties.

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