New Book – Exploring BeagleBone
Derek Molloy’s Exploring BeagleBone is a hands–on guide to bringing gadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBone embedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detail provide more than just a BeagleBone instruction manual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineering techniques that will allow you to create your own projects. The book begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, and then gradually moves into communication, control, and advanced applications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace. In addition, the book’s companion website features instructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, to ensure that you have everything you need. [More Information][Purchase on Amazon]. See the book website at: www.exploringbeaglebone.com
Featured: Web Applications under Embedded Linux
In the article “CGI using C++ on the BeagleBone (Ggicc)” I begin by explaining how you can use a C/C++ program, rather than a CGI script, to display a web page. I then investigate the use of the GNU Cgicc library for more structured and complex interactions such as HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests.
Featured: CMake by Example
The article “Introduction to CMake by Example” provides a straightforward set of “Hello World!” introductions to using CMake for building C++ projects. All steps are performed using Linux on the BeagleBone platform, but the instructions are relevant to most Linux platforms. Building complex projects is where CMake really shines — CMake is a cross-platform Makefile generator! Simply put, CMake automatically generates the Makefiles for your project.