Today i reached a very important point in my programming project Visual Assembly.
It can now ADD and SUBTRACT two numbers!!!
Now this may not seem like a big deal, but it most certainly is…
You can create a flowchart (be it of only 3 blocks at the moment) which simulates the ADD or SUBB of the 8051 microcontroller, this means that i have in plave the foundations for the whole process of putting in different function blocks and then single stepping through the program, adding more functions should be pretty easy (i started with only ADD and introduced SUBB in about 10 mins) and allowing the use of more function blocks will be just a case of copy-and-paste.
I have reached the point i wished to be at for my progress demo with 2 days to spare, and having finished my other pieces of coursework for the year means i can add even more content and features to Visual Assembly before thursday.
Then after xmas i will begin tweaking and refining the program, increasing performance, adding special features and drawing custom icons and blocks for the GUI as well as creating an installer package, update process and proper advertising website for the “product”.
Expect more and more updates as i add features and improve the program, although the GUI is unlikely to change until next year when i design all of the different shape masks for the function blocks in the workspace.