Wednesday, February 13, 2013

About Raspberry Pi

About us | Raspberry Pi

"The idea behind a tiny and cheap computer for kids came in 2006, when Eben Upton and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, including Rob Mullins, Jack Lang and Alan Mycroft, became concerned about the year-on-year decline in the numbers and skills levels of the A Level students applying to read Computer Science in each academic year. From a situation in the 1990s where most of the kids applying were coming to interview as experienced hobbyist programmers, the landscape in the 2000s was very different; a typical applicant might only have done a little web design.

Something had changed the way kids were interacting with computers. A number of problems were identified: the colonisation of the ICT curriculum with lessons on using Word and Excel, or writing webpages; the end of the dot-com boom; and the rise of the home PC and games console to replace the Amigas, BBC Micros, Spectrum ZX and Commodore 64 machines that people of an earlier generation learned to program on."



"Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets."

Raphaël—JavaScript Library

Vector graphics JavaScript library that is using SVG and VML,
so it works on most of browsers, including IE6

Raphaël—JavaScript Library:
Ruby 40%
JavaScript 26%
Shell 5%
Python 5%
PHP 4%
C 4%
Perl 3%
C++ 2%
Java 2%
Objective-C 2%

Demo of Raphaël—JavaScript Vector Library