Controlling physical things with some lines of code is magic! This book includes a lot of info and history about Java itself and how to install it on the Raspberry Pi. Also a lot of tips and tricks to become or be a better developer. And above all many simple examples on these and even more other topics:
- The magic of Bits and Bytes and solving the confusing of Java signed values with the help of a led number display.
- Beautiful user interfaces made with JavaFX so you can interact with the hardware.
- Pi4J applications to be able to control different types of hardware like leds, buttons, displays, led strips, motors, relais boards and many more.
- Spring applications so you can interact with your Pi via web interfaces.
- How to setup a queue so you can send and receive messages to and from Arduino boards or other Pi's.
- And a lot of other inspirational ideas and getting started examples, to be able to build your dream do-it-yourself project.
My goal was to collect all the information I which would have been bundled at the time I started my own experiments with Java on the Raspberry Pi. If you are new to Java, you will learn the language bit by bit by following the examples. As an experienced Java programmer, you will learn how you can extend your knowledge and control the world around you with simple and inexpensive components.
The book is a work in progress and will be finished in Q1 of 2020, but you can be an early reader/supporter/reviewer and buy it already on Leanpub. A few times per month a new version is published with new content and you will receive all future updates!
The sources and extra links and documentation are available for free on GitHub.