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raspberry pi questions

Post by The_Next_Guy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:20 pm

Ok so i am getting a raspberry pi as soon as it ships to me. My question is is it possible to use java insead of the c programmer on it. If not do you know any c learning guides? Thanks in advance!
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Post by ProgMetalMan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:20 pm

The preferred language is Python.
Java is available on it, but it is a major resource hog.
I got C++ for dummies. Still reading it...
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Post by The_Next_Guy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:35 pm

What ide do you sugest for learning c++? i have VS2010 but i dont know
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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:02 am

Python, perl, bash (shell programming) or maybe use c# via mono. These are good languages easy to learn and you can build them faster than c or c++. Interpreted languages will work before for prototyping.

And to explain about c or c++, I ask Spongebuell a bit back for some advise on a language to learn. He being in the industry told me c++ is really only for desktop apps and isn't as versital as c#. But take this advise as it is. As I only have some experience with vb 2005 in the windows world, unfortunately.

Good luck with your pi. I'd like to get one soon.

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Re: raspberry pi questions

Post by The_Next_Guy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:45 pm

Ok thanks tis will be easier than Pi. I actully Learned c# first so this will be easy for me. Do you know any Libraries for C# or Mono to make accsessing the Pi's I/O Pins easier? Thanks in Advance.
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Post by qwertymodo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:42 am

I disagree about C++ only being for desktop apps, because if you can write C++, you can write C without too much trouble, and that is still incredibly widespread in embedded platforms among other things. C++ is pretty difficult to learn, but pretty much everything that you learn in C++ can be transferred to other languages so it's far easier to go from C++ to another language than from another language to C++. If you are serious about programming, I highly suggest learning it. If it's just a casual pastime, you might rather stick to languages like C# that come with such extensive high-level support libraries built right in, and take care of things like garbage collection for you. It really depends on what you want out of programming.

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Post by The_Next_Guy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:54 am

I know it has been a while and I got my pi. I can't find a python library for easy access to the I/O Pins. I Tried Google and Bing but no luck. Help is Appreciated.
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