Tibbo IDE (TIDE)

A screenshot of TIDE.

Applications for Tibbo programmable devices are developed within the Tibbo Integrated Development Environment, or Tibbo IDE (TIDE).

Here is how the typical Tibbo BASIC/C application development looks like:

  1. You write a Tibbo BASIC, Tibbo C, or a mixed Tibbo BASIC/C program.
  2. You select the target device (using Device Explorer, subject of the next topic).
  3. You set the debug compilation mode.
  4. TIDE then compiles your program into an executable debug binary file containing the p-code and uploads it to the target.
  5. TIDE then enables you to cross-debug your application while it's executing on the target. Everything — restarting, running, pausing, breaking — happens at the behest of TIDE.
  6. Once you are satisfied with how your application works, you set the release compilation mode, recompile your program and upload it to the target.
  7. At this point, as soon as your device is powered up it starts executing your application. TIDE is not involved.

More detailed information on using TIDE is available in a dedicated section of this documentation.