programming

The race to juice up the Raspberry Pi with Windows

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

The little Raspberry Pi is one of the best loved hobbyist basic PCs and programming kits, running cut-down versions of Linux on a board around the same size as a credit card – and at an incredibly low price. It’s been through various iterations, and the latest Raspberry Pi 2 Model B [...]

The Missing Link in Today's Technology Education

By libertyc
January 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

I posted an article earlier this week about the difficulty of finding ready-to-go technology stuff for kids, and I figured out why: The publishers aren’t the only monolithic entity who is slow to innovate! It seems the Ministry of Education—in my Canadian province, anyway—is slow to [...]

Raspberry Pi $25 PC intended to get kids back into programming

By libertyc
September 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Geek.com reports on a talk given by Eben Upton (video embedded below), director of the Raspberry Pi foundation that is producing a $25 PC for use in education (but that also runs Quake 3 pretty well) that will be released later this year. Upton goes into detail on the rationale behind the PC, [...]

Free programming ebooks

By libertyc
July 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Citizen428 has a listing of over 30 free, and legally available, programming ebooks. The languages include: Lisp/Scheme, Ruby, Javascript, Haskell, Erlang, Python, Smalltalk, and others. Here’s a selection of the Javascript list: Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Eloquent [...]

Apple vs. Adobe slapfight over third-party development platforms

By libertyc
April 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

I wasn’t sure whether to cover this story, given that it does not seem to have a great deal to do with e-books on the face of it. But on the other hand, it relates to the viability of developing for the iPhone and iPad as a whole, and e-book applications (both reader apps and stand-alone [...]

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