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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
Book Image

Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By: Piotr J Kula

Overview of this book

There’s no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You’ll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what’s possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you’ll need to build your projects. Once you’ve done this you’ll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it’s built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn’t stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You’ll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that’s driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you’ve done this you’ll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Getting started

To fully benefit from this chapter, you will need a Windows 7 or better desktop machine. Windows 10 is recommended but not essential.

To create universal applications for Windows, IoT will need to install Visual Studio 2015. You can install a completely free version called Community edition. Only 2015 supports universal apps. You can also create other types of projects in the Community edition completely free.

To get started with developing universal apps, you must have Visual Studio 2015. You can download the Community edition for free, but you need to create a live account and log into the account in the Visual Studio community to keep your free subscription active.

Flashing IoT

It is recommended to use Windows 10 desktop to download and burn the IoT image to an SD card. To get your image, you need to open and click on Get started now. You can then click on the Rasperry Pi 2 and follow the steps there.

The SD card image is distributed in an...