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C Programming for Arduino by Julien Bayle

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Installing Arduino development environment (IDE)

Let's find the compressed file downloaded from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software in the previous part and let's decompress it on our computer.

Whatever the platform, the IDE works equally and even if I'll describe some specific bits of three different platforms, I'll only describe the use of the IDE and show screenshots from OS X.

Installing the IDE

There isn't a typical installation of the IDE because it runs into the Java Virtual Machine . This means you only have to download it, to decompress it somewhere on your system, and then launch it and JAVA will execute the program. It is possible to use only the CLI (command-line interface, the famous g33ks window in which you can type the command directly ...

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