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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


We have finally built a cloud-enabled application that can be accessed by anyone in the world to view the readings that come from the sensor on your Pi device. The entire flow, from the sensor to the Pi, the cloud, the browser, and then to the user, is finally in place.

This chapter started by comparing the differences between the previous implementation that was running on the Pi and the one that we built here. This was a comparison between what compromises a server and a self-contained process. Next, the security considerations for write permissions was covered, along with some instructions on how to obtain these permissions through the use of the Firebase admin SDK. Then we discussed the detailed architecture of the application process along with a high-level overview of how it would work. Finally, we moved on to the implementation in our code by reusing some of the...