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Best Programming Language(s) For Electronics Engineer

Question asked by Norvan Martin in #Electronics on Apr 27, 2012
Norvan Martin
Norvan Martin · Apr 27, 2012
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What are the best programming langiages to learn for an Electronics Engineer?
I know a good knowledge of C will help with programming microcontollers, but what of other languages such as Java? Posted in: #Electronics
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo · Apr 28, 2012
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I've read a similar thread from somewhere, it said that MATLAB is best for digital communication programming and JAVA is best for making software like GUI.
Norvan Martin
Norvan Martin · Apr 28, 2012
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Wel yes, I know. However which are more suited to an Electronics Engineering student?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Apr 28, 2012
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Norvan Martin There are a lot of languages to pick from.
You can go for:
C / C++
VHDL
VERILOG
MATLAB
Mathematica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematica)
LabVIEW

godfather can answer better I guess.
Norvan Martin
Norvan Martin · Apr 28, 2012
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Ok Abra, nice list
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 28, 2012
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If I'm not mistaken, C/C++ will do most of the job and I'd strongly recommend them to any computer programmer. These two programming languages would make it easier for you to understand and learn any other programming language. I'd ideally begin with C, understand the Object Oriented concepts with C++ and pick up my next programming language based on its application.


I hope this helps.

Update

Majority of electronics engineers have recommended the C and C++ programming if you wish to interact with the hardware. This includes Raspberryi Pi, Arduino etc. Then these languages are followed by other popular choices like Python, JavaScript, Java and C#. Of course, the choice of languages doesn't end there. You could even us R, Ruby etc. 

If you are new to programming, I'd highly recommend starting with C (or C++). Especially C programming language is easy to start with and there's plenty of language related help available on the Internet. 

Norvan Martin
Norvan Martin · Apr 29, 2012
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I have taken a similiar path, I began with C and I am learning the OOP concepts with Java.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya · Apr 30, 2012
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Norvan Martin
What are the best programming langiages to learn for an Electronics Engineer?
I know a good knowledge of C will help with programming microcontollers, but what of other languages such as Java?
There are many sub-fields in Electronics too and based on that different Languages are used for development.

Like for Basic Embedded Developer Knowledge of C is enough and for higher spec C++ can help.
Same way If you are in VLSI industries then knowledge of Verilog and VHDL is necessary.
If you are going to develop a RTOS or OS for microcontroller then for GUI C# can help.
galihrestu
galihrestu · May 20, 2012
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you should start learn for ARDUINO language..
but that's a programming language just usable for integrated board microcontroler what made by arduino system circuit and had a chip with botloadered compiler for arduino language.. lot of those board use ATmega 328..
some gain :
>arduino language is such communicated, OOP as a java language; see tutorial on :https://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
>support serrial data output
>open source; if you would you can built those board by yourself; by got reference circuit from the internet; either bootloader programs, and programming software (able to update) is also free downloadable;
>board made from arduino are compact, and used smd component.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya · May 20, 2012
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galihrestu
you should start learn for ARDUINO language..
but that's a programming language just usable for integrated board microcontroler what made by arduino system circuit and had a chip with botloadered compiler for arduino language.. lot of those board use ATmega 328..
some gain :
>arduino language is such communicated, OOP as a java language; see tutorial on :https://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
>support serrial data output
>open source; if you would you can built those board by yourself; by got reference circuit from the internet; either bootloader programs, and programming software (able to update) is also free downloadable;
>board made from arduino are compact, and used smd component.
galihrestu, I think Arduino IDE also uses C language there is no any specific language for it. Yeah they have made library functions to make it easy.
supriya VN gowda
supriya VN gowda · Feb 26, 2020
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Venkat Sai Nakkina
Venkat Sai Nakkina · Mar 8, 2020
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There are many programming languages are available. In my opinion the best suited programming languages for electronics engineer are

  • C or C++
  • Python
  • Javascript

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