I’m a verified book author now!

Frank Delporte
Published in
2 min readApr 21

Some time ago, Medium announced you can get verified here as a book author, so I immediately applied, and… just got the confirmation e-mail!

I’m delighted to see they used the cover of the ebook that’s for sale on Leanpub, and linked to my personal site, so I can keep the content updated all the time. Nice work and thanks Medium!

“Getting Started with Java on the Raspberry Pi”

Video introduction

About the book

When I first managed to blink a LED connected to a Raspberry Pi with Java, I was super excited!

Controlling physical things with some lines of code is magic! This book includes a lot of info and history about Java itself and how to install it on the Raspberry Pi. Also, a lot of tips and tricks to become or be a better developer. And above all many simple examples on these and even more other topics:

  • The magic of Bits and Bytes and solving the confusion of Java signed values with the help of a led number display.
  • Beautiful user interfaces made with JavaFX so you can interact with the hardware.
  • Pi4J applications to be able to control different types of hardware like LEDs, buttons, displays, led strips, relay boards, and many more. With additional information regarding the second version of the library, released in 2021 (*).
  • Spring applications so you can interact with your Pi via web interfaces.
  • How to set up a queue so you can send and receive messages to and from Arduino boards or other Pi’s.
  • Interviews with some of my heroes.
  • And a lot of other inspirational ideas and getting started examples, to be able to build your dream do-it-yourself project.

(*): only in the Leanpub “2022 Update Edition”.

My goal was to collect all the information I would have liked to have gathered when I started my experiments with Java on the Raspberry Pi. If you are new to Java, you will learn the language bit by bit by following the examples. As an experienced Java programmer, you will learn how you can extend your knowledge and control the world around you with simple and inexpensive components.

The ebook is available on Leanpub and the paper book on Elektor.

The sources and extra links and documentation are available for free on GitHub.

Frank Delporte

#JavaOnRaspberryPi - Java Champion - Author of 'Getting started with Java on the Raspberry Pi' - Senior Technical Writer at Azul - Pi4J - BeJUG - CoderDojo