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JavaFX Essentials

By : Mohamed Taman, Mohamed Taman
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JavaFX Essentials

By: Mohamed Taman, Mohamed Taman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
JavaFX Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Monitoring and Controlling Arduino with JavaFX

Which module should you buy?

At the time of writing, there are five models of the Raspberry Pi: A, A+, B, B+, and since February 2015 the new model Pi 2 model B. Here is a comparison between the versions A+ and 2 B.

Model A+

Model 2 B

Costs ~$25

Costs ~$35

One USB port

Four USB ports

No Ethernet

Standard Ethernet connection

256 MB RAM


The model A+ is cheaper, but only has one USB port and no Ethernet connection. This may not be a problem. If you connect a powered USB hub to the Model A+ and then employ a USB-to-WiFi adapter, you have all the networking capabilities of Model B+. One main difference between the two models is the amount of RAM. Model A+ has 256 MB of RAM. The model B+ has a 512 MB RAM and 2 B has a 1 GB RAM. This is not upgradable on either model.

All Raspberry Pi microcomputers come with a slot for an SD memory card, audio out-jack, video ports for RCA and HDMI, and a row of pins for general purpose input and output. There are two additional connectors for...