So now that I have a TI LaunchPad, one of the first choices I need to make is which develoment debugger/compiler to work with. I'm totally new to debuggers and compilers, so I'm asking for your opinions.
The LaunchPad works with Code Composer Studio Version 4 and IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart.
Here's what I'm starting from:
- Limited programming experience (Basic, Picaxe, UNIX shell and Perl scripting)
- No previous experience with either environment
One more factor is that I have also recently ordered a Arduinio Duemilanove. So if there is any similarity in environnments or if either of the tools above are compatible with Arduino's hardware, I guess that could be a benefit.
I’ve been using Code Composer Studio (CCS) and it’s working fine for me. I didn’t try IAR so I can’t compare them. It looks like most of the examples and projects for getting started that people are posting for LaunchPad are using CCS which is why I went with it. Also the free version of CCS allows larger C programs than the free version of IAR. Using either environment is a big step up from PICAXE, but your PICAXE experience will come in handy as you get going. I don’t think you’ll find too much in common between either environment and your new Ardiuno, at least not enough to base a decision on, and no hardware compatibility to speak of as they are different microprocessors altogether. LaunchPad = MSP430 and Arduino = AVR.
I’m glad to see someone else excited about the LaunchPad. I’m having fun with mine. Let us know how you’re doing.
Thanks for the advice Ralph.
Thanks for the advice Ralph. I look forward to seeing what you do with the LaunchPad.
I downloaded and installed
I downloaded and installed CCS and got my first couple of programs compiled and running to blink LEDs and toggle them on and off in response to a button push.
I can see I have a LOT to learn. It’s been so long since I’ve done any serious programming, I’m basically starting from scratch. Does anyone have some good recommendations on books and resources for learning C programming? I was looking at the O’Reilly Practical C Programming book (http://amzn.com/1565923065).
Hi ignoblegnobe, there is a
Hi ignoblegnobe, there is a tutorial here if you are interested. However you might have already got your environment going.