Tibbo IDE (TIDE) Software


Applications for Tibbo programmable devices are developed within a software package called TIDE (Tibbo Integrated Development Environment or Tibbo IDE).

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

  • You write a Tibbo BASIC, Tibbo C, or a mixed Tibbo BASIC + C program.
  • You select the target device (using Device Explorer, subject of the next topic).
  • First, you set the debug compilation mode.
  • TIDE then compiles your program into an executable debug binary file containing the p-code and uploads it (via your Ethernet LAN) onto the target.
  • 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.
  • Once you are satisfied with how your application works, you set the release compilation mode, recompile your program and upload it onto the target.
  • At this point, as soon as your device is powered up it starts executing your application. TIDE is not involved.