Until the beginning of this year, I’ve only been coding in Matlab, GNU Octave and a few other comparable high-level 4th generation programming languages. I’ve long wanted to learn a more basic programming language which allows smaller and faster programs (more on this in another post). Basically, I wanted an answer to the question:
I’m an engineer and want to learn about programming. What can I do to get started?
It turns out one of the best answers is this: Get an Arduino.