One of the simplest ways to learn programming, before you jump into installing any type of IDE like Eclipse, Netbeans or a huge number of them that you can find on the internet, can be to start working with Microsoft Azure, a platform for developers that evolves every day and completes its characteristics, this time being capable of emulating a Raspberry Pi.
Thanks precisely to the update that Microsoft Azure has just undergone, you can now simulate actions virtually. As a detail, before continuing, tell you that this platform, which stands out for having a most interesting and intuitive interface, is completely free as long as you have an Azure account.
Microsoft Azure is capable of virtually emulating the actions of a Raspberry Pi
One of the most interesting parts of the emulator created by the guys at Microsoft is that they have managed to differentiate three parts very clearly for the developer. On the one hand we have an area where we can enter and generate all our code, another to be able to execute it, delete it or carry out any type of update on it, while the third is used to graphically see the result of everything we have programmed.
Undoubtedly, we are facing one of the most interesting options you can find, especially if we take into account its power and that it can help us not to lose money on components since, as you surely know, one of the most interesting things that we can find in A Raspberry Pi is precisely that we can connect peripherals such as LED lights, switches ... that, with bad programming, can break down, something that will not happen if before bringing our code to the board we tested it on an emulator like the one offered to us with Microsoft Azure.