I have been working with building Microcontroller (mostly Arduino) based devices for the past few months and have been quite surprised by the seeming lack of any form of serial emulation.
I know about macosxvirtualserialport, but I find that this project does not suit my needs. It does not seem to be recognized by the Arduino (or Processing) IDE.
Lets say I have a processing (based on Java) application that I want to communicate with an Arduino via a USB Serial Connection. How could I debug the serial communication part of my Processing application without having the Arduino plugged in to my computer?
I know that when I plug in the microcontroller it shows up under
Could I just create a directory
/dev/<insert name here> and have my processing program connect to it while a shell script read and wrote data to that location?
I am trying to write this as general as possible so I can make it widely available on Github. So, a solution in Windows and Linux is needed.