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  • Joys of Pi:
    A test server and monitor host for the startup developer

    I work at a startup. We get things done on a budget.

    This is a summary of how I got:

    • A new test server for my local dev machine

    • An extra monitor for my dev setup

    • Tons of fun!

    And all for less than \(\$100\).

    Before we get started, I love the idea of a local build server for the low latency and complete control you have over the machine. It provides good contrast with the reliability and scaling of using a cloud solution: I like having my local workflow as nimble as possible and use the big guns for staging and production. And ideally you end up with something fun to setup and use.

    Raspberry Pi 2 came out early this year, and is enough to make any technophile dream of countless garage projects to put together with it.

    Just looking at the beauty of the device ups my heartbeat: