Re: Rookie Mentor to a Rookie Team: Teaching Programming
From an industry professional (large computer manufacturer) point of view, we don't want any more Java programmers. We need more C/C++ and python programmers. Unfortunately Java is all the high schools and colleges seem to want to teach.
PIC's, and other micro's of all sizes are abundant in industrial equipment and especially in enterprise computing equipment; they can't be programmed in Java. Some of the newer Arm based micros are now using Micro-Python.
Java is a great platform to learn and use and has it's place, but if that's all you know, you are limiting yourself in what you can do.
LabVIEW, we use it extensively! Everyday, it's everywhere in industrial test, measurement and control.
Pick what you like, learn it and implement it. Summer is the best time to get ahead on the learning curve.