Electronics engineers often need additional PC software to log data, display data, provide user interface.. Without object programming experience this could be hard job to do if not impossible. Here we will present solution that allows every engineer to make relatively complex applications in matter of minutes with no programming experience needed.
Recently I needed to communicate with device and answer to its requests via COM port. Answers had to be fast and I wanted to see complete communication. Request/Response option of com port terminal - development tool was perfect tool for this problem. Here is the tutorial on how to use it. Sometimes manual answering to com port commands is just too slow and there is no need to do it that way. Also, if you have NO application programming experience there is no need for that too.
This is tutorial on how to configure com port to send predefined strings with delay between them, how to read incoming data and process these data and how to use debug console. Recently I read about the problem one man had. He needed to send strings to COM port with 50ms delay between them. Here is the solution.
If you ever find yourself in situation that you need Ethernet connectivity but you work with low end microcontroller and you have online computer available you might need this application. With it you can send data to any destination on internet by simply sending data to serial port with absolutely no TCP/IP programming skills needed.