Hardware hackers can soon start building their own Linux gadgets with a fresh batch of Lego-like building blocks from Bug Labs. Bug Labs told The Reg it's targeting "late September/early October" for a second release of BUGmodules, version 1.3. Bug Labs had said earlier this month it hoped for release this week, but also warned …
Waiting for the black model
it looks interesting - quite good fun, but come on, people who want to buy these want the black model don't they.
No doubt Java could be replaced as well, I don't see the fascination really, why not just code up the drivers in C and supply the C libraries, we are just a swig away then from Perl, Python, TCL, Java, and Ruby. Hello, Java is not the most beloved of languages :)
kwel new toy
That does look sweet indeed. :)
It looks like Java is being used as hardware middleware. Native code runs the devices while Java code tells them what to do. It's not a bad idea, actually. It lets developers build prototypes in an an unfamiliar environment using a language that's hard to beat when it comes to debugging and API exploration. It's Linux so you can always move to another language when you're an expert.
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