My name is Kevin but some know me as MrBcx (www.bcxgurus.com
I've been banging out BASIC code, in one form or another, since 1983. That
was the year I bought my first computer - an Atari XL with built-in ROM Basic.
That's all it took - I caught the bug.
Eventually, I worked my way into programming IBM PC compatibles, at first using
GW-Basic (college class), then TurboBasic (now PowerBasic), a little Pascal, and
8086/80286 Intel assembly language. With that, I went on to write BASM -
The BASIC to 80286 Assembly Language Translator
which earned me a few bucks
as a shareware product for several years. BASM is now freeware and open source.
Next came Win32 API programming. That resulted in my learning C and the Windows
SDK API via my next project: BCX - The BASIC to C/C++ Translator for Windows
are now forked translator projects targeting Linux and Mac's - sorry, no Androids yet. :-)
I got into Android very recently and quite by surprise. I won a b&n NOOK COLOR e-reader.
Being the inquisitive type, I googled "NOOK COLOR" and the next thing I know I'm rooting
it, running Android 3.0 Honeycomb off the sdcard, and installing software like there's no
tomorrow on my new-found Android "tablet" computer. How cool is that ? :-)
I'm not hip on learning Java but may tinker with the Android NDK (native app support). I do
see myself wanting to create my own Android packages (.apk) but until I get more experience,
Mintoris Basic and RFO Basic (http://laughton.com/basic
) will certainly keep me occupied.