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Working Remotely Using Visual Studio Code

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In many circumstances it is convenient to work remotely using Visual Studio Code. There is a fine VS Code extension that allows you to work on a remote machine as if it was your local machine. This is great for things like embedded programming or developing in the cloud. Read here how to do this.

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Using Systemd to Start a Python Application with Virtualenv

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Systemd is great for starting and stopping services under Linux. When you want to start a Python application that uses virtualenv, you need to take special care. This article explains how to create a systemd script using the example of the open source Timetagger Python application.

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Remote Editing Raspberry Pi Files from Mac with Visual Studio Code

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When programming applications that run embedded on a Raspberry Pi, it is often convenient to work on a more powerful machine. In this article, I want to show how to edit remotely from a Mac programming code that runs directly on the Raspberry Pi. As a comfortable IDE, I use Visual Studio Code.

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How to Install Docker and Portainer on Odroid N2+

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In light of the current short supply of Raspberry Pis, I want to share information about an alternative single board computer, the Odroid N2+. The Odroid N2+ can be used to host a number of applications using Docker. Portainer makes the administration of Docker containers easy on the Odroid N2+.

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Dashboard with Magic Mirror² on Raspberry Pi

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Magic Mirror² is an open source application suitable for creating dashboards for home or business use. It has an extensive ecosystem of third-party plugins to display information from different data sources. In this article, I want to show how to set up a dashboard with Magic Mirror² on a Raspberry Pi.

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How to Deploy Flask Applications on Raspberry Pi

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You often need a web interface for your Raspberry Pi projects. Flask is a Python framework that makes it easy to program web APIs. Then you need to add all the deployment steps to automatically run the Flask application. Here I want to show how you can do this with Gunicorn, Nginx and systemd.

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Arduino Blinking LED in Pure C

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The Arduino IDE contains a simplified language for developing for the Arduino platform. Common input and output operations are simplified, making the environment ideal for prototyping for designers and makers. But sometimes you want to program in "real" C and use the AVR tool chain directly.