Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The BBC reviews the Raspberry Pi. "The device may inspire a new generation of computer programmers or it could leave children used to smartphones and tablet computers baffled and bewildered. A great experiment with the way we teach computing has begun and we can't be sure how it will end." Mine's coming the week of May 21.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by whartung on Fri 27th Apr 2012 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I've never found programming languages to be a hassle in any of the Linux distros or FreeBSD. Generally, I install them, and they're ready to go. I've found installing programing languages in Windows to be a hassle, and I've found many an IDE to be a hassle.

It would be nice if there was a nice, simple system ala QBASIC, which had a nice full screen IDE and simple Debugger. Most of the current stuff is really sophisticated which tends to make it complicated. I dunno how well Squeak/Pharo will work the RPi, but I would still think there's a little life in a ncurses based IDE thing that's not Emacs.

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