In 2012 the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the first Raspberry Pi board. The foundation designed the device as an affordable computer that would serve as an accessible platform for teaching programming. Ever since, the Raspberry Pi has gained a lot of popularity and people everywhere use it for education, prototyping and even as part of industrial systems.
Although the Raspberry Pi is similar to a computer having reduced capabilities, it also has certain characteristics that make it stand out. One of the board’s main advantages that people make use of is the pins set that it exposes. The pins can be easily connected to simple peripherals, allowing people to build applications such as smart appliances or other IoT solutions.
When it comes to building a Raspberry Pi application, one of the first questions that come to one’s mind is what programming language to use and the simple answer would be “it depends on what you want to program”. Indeed, depending on the applications that you want to build, there are several programming languages to choose from.
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In the last few years, we saw significant growth in the number of new IoT products and companies.
By the IoT Analytics, the number of connected devices that are in use worldwide now exceeds 17 billion, with the number of IoT devices at 7 billion (that number does not include smartphones, tablets, laptops or fixed line phones).