April 2018 Archives

Perl RaspberryPi eBook fundraiser, goal reached!

Well, thanks to the very generous donations by my kin Perl Hackers, the fundraiser for the Raspberry Pi eBook that Timm set up and I eventually jumped on board for has reached its initial fundraising goal!!

I'm very excited, and even before we hit the target, Timm and I had been in communication preparing for, and even commencing some of the book's aspects.

I would like to personally thank everyone for their support, and want to give Gabor a shout-out for monitoring the progress of the fundraiser, and making it prevalent in the Perl Weekly for those couple of weeks there. We noticed a significant spike in activity following the release of the newsletter. Thank you everyone!


Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl; eBook fundraiser (Update)

Well, thanks to all the generous donations, we've reached 71% of our initial target at exactly half-way through the campaign!!

We have decided to set a stretch goal. If we surpass our minimum $2,500 USD and get up to $4,000 USD, we will be adding three new chapters.

Timm will add one on Infrared Remote Control, and another focusing on using MQTT: a machine-to-machine (M2M)/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol.

I will add a chapter that will step-by-step explain how to read and understand the relevant portions of a datasheet for an Integrated Circuit (IC) or some form of sensor, how to communicate/manipulate and otherwise act on the device's registers in C, the process of converting the working C code into XS, and finally creating a new Perl distribution for the device.

Thank you for all of the support!


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