November 13, 2012 · 11:30 AM
The Raspberry Pi is a hot, inexpensive, new platform for learning computing skills. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized, single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
We'll walk through a hardware overview, including installation of the O/S and configuration of the Raspberry Pi. In addition to describing the hardware and software architecture, we'll provide an overview of Embedded Java and demonstrate how you can install and utilize Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi to develop JavaDB, RESTful web services, Java EE and JavaFX applications.
Scott Seighman is a Principal Sales Consultant with Oracle where his primary focus is architecting open solutions that span the computing landscape, from embedded devices to cloud architectures. Based in Cleveland, Scott is tasked with cultivating the technical staffs within Oracle's Partner community through training, workshops, webinars, product evaluations, and demos. Prior to joining Oracle, Scott spent 12 years with Sun Microsystems as a systems engineer, promoting Java technologies (ME, SE, EE) throughout the Midwest.