Want to learn how to write some apps for the Raspberry Pi? Today I’m going to kick off a new series of tutorials related to the Raspberry Pi and programming. This is a series that will be aimed at beginners, but seasoned programmers may want to take a look as well. The Raspberry Pi was created for education, tinkering and bringing technology to the far parts of the world. This is a mission I firmly stand behind, so I’m doing my part to throw some new stuff out there to get people excited about becoming a programmer with this awesome device.
Do you love the Raspberry Pi as much as I do? Ever since I first heard of it I’ve been trying to keep up on all the latest happenings with this device. Here is a list of great blogs and other places to get Raspberry Pi content.
Today I’m going to explain how to set up wireless networking on G4 PowerBook running Ubuntu. It’s an oddly specific post that will probably help around two people a year, but since I had to do it recently I figured I would share my process that I use getting this thing working. There’s a lot of mixed instructions on the internet, but many of them don’t work. Also there are several ways to do it, this way is the simplest and easiest way I know of.
Today we’re going to go thru the process of turning your Raspberry Pi into an SVN server. While this may not be the most practical use of your Pi, it’s an excellent learning experience. SVN is a pretty good way to manage your code, especially if you’re juggling lots of projects.
This isn’t going to be a “how to use SVN” tutorial but more of a guide for setting it up on a Raspberry Pi. If you’re not familiar with SVN Here is an excellent free guide to get you started.
Do you want to breathe life back into your old PowerBook or PowerPC machine? Want some modern software on it? In this tutorial I’ll show how you can put Ubuntu Linux on a PowerBook G4 and resurrect one of these durable old laptops from the dead.
The famous words of Steve Jobs have been ringing in my head a lot since my Dad passed away last week. He and Steve Jobs were not very much alike, in fact probably complete opposites. Dad wasn’t much of a dreamer or rock the boat kind of guy, and believed in treating everyone with respect. His style was not pushing people to be great but encouraging them to want it on their own. But they both shared one thing: wanting to make people’s lives better. Steve wanted to help strangers, but Dad made sure he took care of those around him.
In part 6 of my learning C# tutorial series we’re going to talk about Iteration Statements in C#. In part 5 we went over C# selection statements, which control program flow with true and false values using statements that execute a statement once based on a criteria. This is great for statements that need to execute in a sequence, but Iteration statements simplify statements that need to be executed in repetition.
So I found yet another cool use for a Raspberry Pi. You can actually use it as a file server, or more accurately a controller for a file server. All you need is your Pi and a nice external drive and you can serve files to anyone on your network. It’s pretty easy, I’ll show you how.
The programming industry was dropped another bombshell blog post the other day, Considering MySQL? Choose something else and as expected it sparked discussion, rants and raves. I love posts like this because they foster discussion and get us talking and thinking about things we otherwise ignore or put out of our minds. But should we all turn our backs on MySQL and kill it? I don’t think we should.