Raspberry Pi is not the name of a dish at your local bakery. It is in fact a small computer that is capable of running most applications you might need on a computer. The tiny computer was designed to get kids and adults alike to become interested in computers, software, and the way they both interact and function. With 256MB of RAM, an SD card slot, and a LAN port, the Raspberry Pi brings a kick with its taste. It lacks a monitor but sports an HDMI output and an RCA video output so you can easily plug it into any computer and easily detach it and carry it with you anywhere.
Raspberry Pi runs Fedora Linux stock standard, but it is really easy to format the SD card and install any operating system you might want on the mini masterpiece. In addition the on board SD card allows you to install and run a number of different computer applications and games. The small device is inexpensive and easily affordable to anyone at only $25.00 for the standard model. It is a novelty, yes, but it is a really really cool novelty and any computer enthusiast or tech geek should own one.
You can find out all their is to know about the small computer at their official website.
Java is prolific in our lives and can be found everywhere. Learning a programming language sounds difficult because it has the word language in it and many people remember being forced to learn a foreign language in high school. But programming is fun and you get to involve your left and right brain and problem solve. Below is are two links that show you how to download and use Java. They are helpful guides to meet all of your programming needs:
Tutorials for beginners and those interested in working with graphical user interfaces
Suggested learning paths for learning Java especially for: beginners, web applets, database management, and complex Java functions
Today I am going to tell you about a book that will help you learn how to write Java which is a programming language used in millions of workplaces and is found in millions of devices you interact with on a regular basis. “Head First Java” is the name of the book, and it explains things from the ground up about Java and provides exercises to help hone your skills. The book was written by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates. It teaches you how to program step by step using a text editor and also the command line tools on your computer. The book is longer than 600 pages and it is well worth the money. I strongly recommend this book to ANYONE interested in learning Java.