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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


Just a few decades back, the average computer was the size of an entire city block and could barely store 5 MB of data. Today, this amount of data is consumed by an average image upload, and the dimensions of the modern computer have reached a stage where we can hold one on the palm of our hands. Alongside the reduction in size, computers have also undergone a tremendous reduction in cost. Raspberry Pi is the flag bearer of portable and affordable computing, barely costing $30 and being small enough to be held in your hand.

The introduction of Raspberry Pi has opened the doors for applications that would not have been feasible otherwise, and that is precisely what you will learn from this book.

In the chapters to follow, you will learn how Raspberry Pi can be utilized to its full potential and act as a sensor interface, a web server, and a database and host all the components of a fully functioning web application. You will also learn how to utilize cloud-based APIs and data storage and combine this with the existing components developed on Raspberry Pi to make an application that can accessed by anyone with an internet connection.