Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Develop Java Applications Using a Raspberry Pi

Ready to dive into the Internet of Things? Take the new, free, online course "Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi." The Oracle Learning Library has created this course which provides code, examples, and experts to teach you and answer your questions.

Java experts Stephen Chin, Jim Weaver, Simon Ritter, Angela Caicedo, and Tom McGinn will lead you through basic exercises. Each week, you'll get a new set of course materials:

  • A series of short, pre-recorded videos provide the "lecture" portion of the course.
  • A homework project is linked to the video material, and applies what you have learned by working with Java ME Embedded, the Raspberry Pi, and some electronic components.
  • A graded quiz evaluates how well you have grasped the materials and the homework.

Order your equipment now so you can have it in time for the course start on March 31st!

Here are a few FAQs (You can send questions or comments to Java-MOOC-Support.)

Q: Is the course free or do we have to pay for it?

A: The course is free. There is hardware you have in order to complete the labs (homework) but the course materials are free.

Q: It starts end of March and goes on for five weeks, but how often / how long will sessions occur? 5x 1hour? Or 25 full days? At what time will the sessions occur? 

A: This course is delivered entirely on-line.  There are no set times for sessions because the training is in pre-recorded video that you can watch anytime, anywhere.  Each week Oracle will release the materials for that week, and you should expect to spend between 4 and 6 hours each week on the lessons, the labs and the quizzes.

Q: Is there anything special about the kit (e.g. parts that are just for the MOOC that you wouldn't normally be able to buy)? 

A: The parts for the MOOC are only special in that they represent the use case presented by the course, that of an asset management system designed to provide data on container shipments of fresh produce: container door access (switch), temperature (I2c), global position (UART), and of course a RaspberryPi and breadboard as the development platform. The devices are available through Adafruit and relatively inexpensive.

Register now for "Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi."

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