RPi Software Development
This describes to get set up with a software development environment.
- VirtualBox Extensions (required for USB 2.0 support) from the same place
- VirtualBox VM from the download centre
- notes on this can be found in its readme which is also online [http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/tools/ukscone/RaspberryPi-Development%20VM%20v0.8/README.txt
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:
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 :
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