Why PIC programmers section exists

I’ve decided to develop some simple HW which I can attach to computer through USB. PIC18F family is suitable for this purpose.
Unfortunately I was frustrated by information available on internet. Same as me you can find many simple programmers, but none worked!
To save your time I am bringing to you my findings in few articles on this page.

How to build cheap programmer

You have several options:

  1. Buy commercial programming product. (not mine option)
  2. Create cheap programmer using with freeware programming SW. Here are options:
    1. USB programmer
    2. COM / serial port programmer
    3. LPT / parallel port programmer