Google Coder: Make cool websites and apps in your browser with a Raspberry Pi

Google's new free coding tool turns a Pi into a web server

The $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer can be used for a great number of interesting projects. Among them: learning to build neat web stuff. Google's new free, open source project Coder lets you complete projects in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

All you need is to download Coder on an SD card, put it in the Pi, and start coding in the browser. The Pi serves as a web server you can test your web programming on.

Here's a video introducing the neat tool, which you can pick up from Google's Creative Lab.

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