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Full Stack Web Development with Raspberry Pi 3

By : Soham Kamani
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Full Stack Web Development with Raspberry Pi 3

By: Soham Kamani

Overview of this book

Modern web technology and portable computing together have enabled huge advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) space,as well as in areas such as machine learning and big data. The Raspberry Pi is a very popular portable computer for running full stack web applications. This book will empower you to master this rapidly evolving technology to develop complex web applications and interfaces. This book starts by familiarizing you with the various components that make up the web development stack and that will integrate into your Raspberry Pi-powered web applications. It also introduces the Raspberry Pi computer and teach you how to get up and running with a brand new one. Next, this book introduces you to the different kinds of sensor you’ll use to make your applications; using these skills, you will be able to create full stack web applications and make them available to users via a web interface. Later, this book will also teach you how to build interactive web applications using JavaScript and HTML5 for the visual representation of sensor data. Finally, this book will teach you how to use a SQLite database to store and retrieve sensor data from multiple Raspberry Pi computers. By the end of this book you will be able to create complex full stack web applications on the Raspberry Pi 3 and will have improved your application’s performance and usability.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Getting Up-and-Running with Web Development on the Raspberry Pi

Migrating to Firebase

We covered the overall architecture of our application in the second chapter of this book. In order to migrate to Firebase, we need to rethink this architecture and see what we can leverage from the Firebase platform and, more importantly, what we can't.

The User interface

This is probably the easiest to decide. Our user interface takes the form of static files that need to be served to the user.

With Firebase Hosting, we can offload the task of serving static assets and files (arguably the highest load in terms of network traffic) entirely to the cloud.

Moreover, the reliability that a cloud solution provides will lead to faster and more secure retrieval of our static assets.