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Google Releases Raspberry Pi Web Dev Teaching Tool 68

Posted by Soulskill
from the development-microcosm dept.
judgecorp writes "Google has released 'Coder,' described as a simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi. The idea is to make the Pi into a simple web server and web development environment on which kids can learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript. They provide an image for the Raspberry Pi, and they've open-sourced Coder as well. 'We thought about all the stuff we could do to make Coder a more complete package, but we have a hunch that the sooner this gets into the open source and maker communities, the more we’ll learn about how it might be used. Hopefully, a few more folks will pitch in and help us make this even more accessible and helpful for new coders.'"
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Google Releases Raspberry Pi Web Dev Teaching Tool

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  • by rufty_tufty (888596) on Friday September 13, 2013 @11:11AM (#44841401) Homepage

    How many people today can function without a compiler?
    How many welders can function without a foundry to produce the iron for them?
    How many people can function without farms to grow their food for them.
    How many farms these days can function without computers and iron tools?

    It's called civilisation, we build on top of the work of others and do ever greater things. If everyone in all of life had to know how to do everything we wouldn;t get very much done.

  • Re:pi (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mspohr (589790) on Friday September 13, 2013 @12:49PM (#44842381)

    Raspberry Pi is much cheaper than a PC or Apple.
    We're talking about lots of kids in classrooms.
    This is for kids in classrooms.
    The rest of you old geezers should stick with your legacy systems.

That does not compute.

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