A few months ago I decided to do something crazy – from the point where I am by profession and age – and start to learn Z80 assembler to start coding in small form for ZX Spectrum.
Biggest problem – as always is to have simple but effective IDE* – the problem is I’m Apple Mac user. I didn’t wanted to setup Windows on Mac just for that (well – I had to try ZX Spin under Windows and I like it, but overall – Pasmo was my target compiler so decided to try setup all under MacOSX).
So three programs: editor – my is Textmate I just have installed additional budle (actually for ZASM but also works fine . pasmo is my assebler – I managed to compile and install it on my old Macbookpro and the last part of IDE for this moment is emulator with debugger – ZX SP.
Step by step – reading books, analysing code, hitting walls, finding solutions. Stay tuned!
* An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger.