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I have been using Great Cow Basic for many years for my Microchip PIC microcontroller projects.

GCBasic is a Basic structured compiler. Very comprehensive. Easy to use. The code produced is very fast. Open source. Free.

Link to GCBasic website

I am an occasional programmer. I started out using assembler but found writing high level routines hard work.

C was an option but too much work was required to be proficient for my infrequent use.

Whenever you have a new chip and development setup many users attach an LED to a chip pin to get started.

The circuit is powered by a 3.2v LiFePO4 battery.

Here is a simple example used to flash an LED:




LED Flasher GCBasic Code.jpg