Raspberry Pi User Guide 3rd Edition
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About the Author
Eben Upton is a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and serves as the CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading), its commercial arm. In an earlier life he founded two mobile games companies and was Director of Studies for Computer Science at St John’s College, Cambridge. He holds a BA, a PhD and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist and the co-author of the Raspberry Pi User Guide alongside project co-founder Eben Upton. Gareth can often be seen reviewing, documenting or even contributing to projects, including GNU/Linux, LibreOffice, Fritzing and Arduino.
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The only downside to this book is that even though this edition was only published in 2014, it's already a little bit outdated, especially with the recent release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. You'll find that some of the commands listed in the book don't work 100% correctly, at least if you're using the most current version of Raspbian. However, a quick Google search of the problem, will turn up plenty of results on how to resolve the issues. Most of the time, it simply involves eliminating a word or two from a command, because it became obsolete between the time this edition was published and now.
However, I would still recommend this book to anyone looking to start tinkering with a Raspberry Pi. I bought this book a few weeks ago, and with this book (and the help of a friend), I was able to quickly get a web server up and running where I am currently hosting a personal website, and I may even by another Pi to tinker around some more. I almost gave this book 3 stars due to the issues I had with some of the commands, but I think this book still functions as a good primer to the Raspberry Pi, and based on the quality of the content, deserved at least 4 stars.
With a price differential of only a couple bucks between the print version and the kindle version I'd suggest going for the print copy. It's nice to have an actual book you can sticky note and append and then you don't have to worry about another screen in the middle of a bunch of raspberry pi parts and tools.
At this point it's a little outdated, but nothing that a quick google search wont fix. There's some fun "inside the team" info and it doesn't really matter that the pictures are all in black and white, they are still very clear.
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I prefer Raspberry Pi for Kids (although that does not have quite as much information overall and I can't find out about the lights there either!)
Then the principles learnt on the Pi can be moved to any operating system.
You'll undoubtedly find that you need to look for further reading when you're done with the book, but you'll have enough information at hand to be able to explore your own direction.
for reference to save thumbing through the book. Not done enough yet to know whether that would be a good idea or
Delivered in very quick time, way ahead of the estimated delivery time!