• Question: How hard did you find programming?

    Asked by Nisha Nivi to Tom on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Tom Rooney answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I found programming very hard to begin with. Some people like Python, some like Java, I like C and C++.

      As an engineer I would probably still recommend C, but using Python you can get a LOT done very fast.

      A nice starter could be getting an Arduino kit, you program thse in C but they have loads of examples. Eitherway get a beginners book or a nice online tutorial and do it, eventually you will start to understand parts. It’s going to take a while, it will be a bit tough, and your program will sometimes just not work at all for no obvious reason, but keep trying! 😀