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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

Visual Studio (VS)

In this section, we will go through how to prepare Visual Studio 2015 for IoT, and we will also take a look at the Hello World application to get familiar with the IDE.

Installing Visual Studio 2015

Use your favorite browser to search for Visual Studio 2015 Community edition , which is completely free to use without any time limits; download and install it.

After installing VS start it up once and log in, if required, to the Live account you used to download VS. Once it all seems loaded up we will need to shut it down to install the IoT templates required to develop for the Raspberry Pi (or other embedded devices running Win 10 IoT)

Once again, use your favorite search engine and search for Windows IoT Core Project Templates. You should use the official Microsoft visualstudiogallery.msdn link. There may be important messages there, so read those. Click on the Download button and run the executable. This will install additional Universal Windows Platform (UWP) templates that...