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Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

on September 13, 2013

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average people learn how to program from scratch. Google has decided to join the fun with a new tool called Coder — along with the help of the low-cost Raspberry Pi PC.

With Coder, users can develop their own apps for the web and then host them on a miniature server located directly on the Raspberry Pi. The overall cost for the DIY programming project, using Google’s recommended materials, is under $50 — and all of the educational materials are free. After procuring a Raspberry Pi, eager students simply download information onto an SD card, plug it into the tiny computer, connect to a shared Wi-Fi and access Coder through Chrome. The whole process, according to the developers, takes just 10 minutes.

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