RPi Software Development

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Introduction

This describes to get set up with a software development environment.

Downloads

Boot

After downloading the VM the readme recommends tweaking "the networking (change NAT to Bridged), shared folders & USB" settings Booting the VM should auto login to the raspberrypi user account and look like the following:

RPiVmFirstView.jpg

Development Environment

node.js

Node seems like a good candidate for handling event drive commands from local, network machines, or the web.

http://howtonode.org/how-to-install-nodejs is a good page describing how to set up node.

I used the following to configure my VM, copied from [1]:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm

Reading:

Software