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In the little time that i've been playing with C#, I can say that, so far, I quite like it. I really love the ability to rapidly develop GUI apps. like VB, but not really have to use VB as it were.

I've been wanting to get into hardware for a while, so I thought for my newest project i'd try to write a BASIC compiler for the PICMicro 16F84 chip, mostly for practice, and the fact that the regular compiler costs ~$150. Now, i've never done any sort of compiler development before, so I have a lot of learning to do, but I thought this sort of project would be sort of cool if I were able to pull it off.

In my barely over 2 hours with C#, i've been able to get a basic text editor pretty much completely implemented. You can load, edit, and save text files. Most of this time has been in looking up syntax and whatnot, but i've been pretty pleased. There's a few things I need to get used to in C#, but I hope to dive deeper into it, it seems very promising.

In other news, I got my final grades for the summer semester, and, to my amazement, I got all A's. I took both introductory Physics classes and a humanities class. I expected to do well in Physics, but humanities is supposed to be nightmarish, and it certainly seemed like it at the time, but somehow I got an A, so that's cool.
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In other news, I got my final grades for the summer semester, and, to my amazement, I got all A's.
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so I thought for my newest project i'd try to write a BASIC compiler for the PICMicro 16F84 chip, mostly for practice
Cool! What sort of PIC projects have you done?

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I've been going through a book by John Iovine, called PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro which my Physics professor suggested to me. So i've been liking it.

They have projects from vision systems to bipedal walking bots, and more mundane things such as light following bots. It's a pretty good introduction, I think. With my CSCI background though, I wanted to try my hand at writing a compiler. I shall update my progress in this journal, of course [grin].

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