It is becoming more and more common to see and have Free Hardware plates in our hands. Hardware boards or devices that share the same philosophy as Gnu / Linux. But, curiously, the software of these devices is not as free as it seems.
One of the most important programs of the Arduino Project, Arduino Create, has finally reached Gnu / Linux. After several months of existence and development by the creators of the Arduino Project, their applications can be transferred to boards with Linux computers.
Arduino Create is a development software for Arduino boards that is in online format, that is, it cannot be downloaded but accessed remotely. This assumes that it works on any platform, including Gnu / Linux, but you could not transfer your own applications through this program with Gnu / Linux distributions, it only worked by going to your main website and directly from Arduino Create.
Arduino Create will be able to work on computers with Gnu / Linux
Now, this has changed and we can get the software we create and send it to our board remotely without causing problems. We can make applications created for the X86 platform to be tested natively in Linux environments, for this we create them with Arduino Create and download them to our team, then we can pass them to our Arduino board.
This news is a great advance for many developers since the average profile of the Arduino developer has high computer skills as well as handles Gnu / Free environments. So the arrival of Arduino Create to Gnu / Linux environments is a response to a very desired request.
If you really prefer another tool or are looking for a more local tool, there is an official IDE for Arduino. We can get this IDE from this Web page and we can install it easily and quickly through the terminal. You will also find the package to install on cheaper platforms such as the Raspberry Pi. Personally I think it is great news because it will allow us to develop and learn with Arduino with total freedom and security for our projects.