I have a problem and I am hoping that I kind soul will direct me whereby I am able to help myself get on my feet.
This is a bit embarrassing, but here it goes. I got myself a BBB because I want to switch from using MCS-51 processors and the like. I have no formal schooling in processors or electronics. I started working on processors around 1980 when I got hold of an scientific and later an AppleII+. Later moved to Z80/Z8000/8086/68030 and similar as I started to formally design HW and SW for embedded systems.
Never had to bother even with C so have been hacking merrily away with Assembly only. Rarely adding ( with difficulty) bits of code for floating point when my own extended math routines simply would not do. This works for me as I have learned to cram as much functionality as possible into limited resources. I can get working code written and debugged faster than most C coders can. I know nearly zero about Linux//Ubuntu/Fedora. Unless someone has worked on the simple old controllers one might not understand how exciting ( mouth watering even! ) it is to contemplate the peripherals this Sitara 3359 processor provides. I just need to get a jump start.
Here is the problem, I want to write code for the Sitara-3359 and learn the nuts and bolts of low level programming (assy). I need some kind of a simple IDE Where I can take control of the processor from reset onwards ( barring un-by passable initializing code prewritten into the processor?). I have been searching all over the net for just that but come up frustrated by the huge number of names/acronyms and all. There are just too many branches to investigate. I get lost every time I try. For the moment I want merely to exercise the Sitara and study its responses, no desire to write any commercial application (with the possible exception of a camera interface for my telescopes).
Please kindly somebody point me in the right directions. Once I have the correct IDE set up I can take over and dive into the details. No problem there.
Thanks in advance