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Learning COBOL with Examples - Part 2: FILE I/O

The previous post in this series was about learning the basics of the COBOL programming language. Now I will cover a very important and essential part of COBOL - File Input / Output (I/O). I find it really interesting, as I haven't seen any other language which makes it that easy to read ...

Porting Micropython to bare-metal Raspberry Pi

In the last months I ported Micropython to the Raspberry Pi. Micropython is an embedded Python interpreter, which already runs on ARM Cortex-M processors. I had to understand the build process, alter it as to target the Raspberry Pi processor and fix some annoying bugs and glitches. The ...

KiF 45,5 in Duisburg - Meine Eindrücke

Die Konferenz der Informatik Fachschaften (kurz KiF) findet halbjährlich statt und wird jeweils von einer anderen Informatik-Fachschaft im Bundesgebiet ausgerichtet. Die KiF 45,5 in Duisburg war meine erste KiF, deshalb hat der Text keinen Anspruch auf Richtigkeit und Vollständigkeit. Sollte ...

Adding a module to Micropython

Using Micropython on your own hardware, like I do on Raspberry Pi, is quite a challenge. First of all you have to port Micropython. But when it runs on your platform you will probably need some module for Python, to extent the language itself by some functionalities only accessible in C or ...

Porting Micropython to the Raspberry Pi - Part 2

In a previous post [1] I commented on how to port the Micropython Interpreter to the Rasperry Pi. There I went over the basics of porting Micropython to a new hardware and showed some ways on how to configure your port. This post builds upon that foundation and uses the Micropython which did ...