Saturday Jul 05, 2014

Setting Up Raspberry Pi -- and Using NetBeans IDE

Basic outline of steps for getting Raspberry Pi ready for usage with Java.

  1. Read this:

  2. Put SD card into laptop.

  3. Download Raspbian Wheezy:

  4. Unzip it and you have an .img file.
  5. Set up static IP "ip=" in commandline.txt in boot drive of SD card.

  6. Put SD card into Raspberry Pi, connect via network to the laptop, and connect the Raspberry Pi to power.

  7. Install Putty (e.g., sudo apt-get install putty). Connect to the device and then run 'sudo raspi-config' to complete the setup.
  8. Download EJDK and then use NetBeans IDE tools to create a JRE and deploy it to Raspberry Pi. Then use NetBeans IDE for everything else:

That's it. More notes to be added as I learn more.


Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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