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Meet the STM32 Primer2

Obligatory disclaimer: I’m a “hardware guy”, not a software guy. I learned – taught myself, actually – BASIC in… 1984, or so, on a Commodore VIC-20. I learned PASCAL years later, on an Apple II. Many years after that – we’re talking 1994 or so, maybe – I learned a little bit of LPC. In about 1995, I learned HTML, and that was pretty much the end of my development as a coder or scripter. I understand the basics, but as far as actually writing code in anything other than (X)HTML, I’m rustier than the Lusitania.

Anyway.

Way back in the day when men were men and women were women and “microcontrollers” were arcane, obscure, and expensive, there were pretty much two and a half flavors of the things: the venerable BASIC stamp, the equally venerable PIC, and the good old 8051 family of microprocessors, which were used by Real, Serious Programmers and hardly accessible to the amateur.

If you were going to become a microcontroller programmer, you could advance from one platform to the next as you went on, gaining access to slightly more impressive hardware along the way.

But why bother?
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Published in: Geekiness, General | on September 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments »