Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Oct 2012 21:31 UTC, submitted by robertson
General Development "This website is here to guide you through the process of developing very basic operating systems on the Raspberry Pi! This website is aimed at people aged 16 and upwards, although younger readers may still find some of it accessible, particularly with assistance. More lessons may be added to this course in time." From the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, one of the institutions behind the Raspberry Pi. Amazing resource.
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RE[5]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by Alfman on Mon 29th Oct 2012 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

viton,

"I hope strict Apple/WinRT policies will be softened one day. But on Android there are no restrictions like this."


I can hope so too, but I don't think corporations will be willing to secede their control especially once they've become entrenched middlemen. It's why I believe it's so important to resist them today.

Android is one of the more open platforms, but it's not all clear sailing there either. Some carriers/manufacturers prohibit sideloading on their android devices, although I'm not sure how widespread the problem is. B&N forces nook users to use their marketplace, even if their effectiveness might fall a bit short. I know AT&T was restricting sideloading on their android devices.

http://liliputing.com/2011/11/how-to-sideload-apps-on-the-nook-tabl...

http://androidandme.com/2010/03/news/dell-aero-continues-atts-lockd...

My information is dated, if anyone knows of a matrix that shows the current status of which devices/carriers allow/prohibit android sideloading, please link it!

Sideload Wonder Machine is software that uses a host to subvert the restriction using android's usb programming commands.

http://www.androidcentral.com/sideload-android-apps-all-you-want-si...


"The problem actually is only with native apps.
Right now web-apps development is possible even on iPad, and it will play a significant role in future."

In the context of our discussion regarding technology access and education, does having web resources make up for the lack of local development capabilities?

Luckily many households *still* have full computers such that kids who are inclined to tinker with technology at home can, but the trends show that full computers are slowly/quickly being displaced. Does anyone know to what end?

Speaking for myself only, my ability to learn about assembly, libraries, io, interrupts, graphics rendering, code generation, etc, would have been severely impeded if my parents had bought me an ipad back then (throw in a keyboard for typing) instead of a computer.

Edited 2012-10-29 05:15 UTC

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RE[6]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by viton on Mon 29th Oct 2012 09:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
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2005-08-09

Luckily many households *still* have full computers such that kids who are inclined to tinker with technology at home can


Well, that's exactly what Raspberry-Pi for.

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RE[7]: Aged 16 and upwards?
by Alfman on Wed 31st Oct 2012 01:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Aged 16 and upwards?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

viton,

"Well, that's exactly what Raspberry-Pi for."

I suspect it's harder and less rewarding than learning to program applications on computers as we did. Never the less I'm sure the raspberry pi is a fine device to learn the niche of embeded programming. In the context of our discussion though, can a kid program a raspberry pi with a stock ipad (*)?


On a related note, there still aren't any US distributors carrying the Raspberry Pi. Farnell's website will ship internationally with a ~50 day lead time. Alliedelec shows zero stock, which as far as I can tell has been the case since the Raspberry Pi debut. Supply hasn't kept up with demand.

* Edit: If yes, I'd be interested in reading a link about that!

Edited 2012-10-31 02:00 UTC

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