Software and Programing

FIRST Global Programming Tools

The programming software available for FIRST Global teams will include two different options to accommodate for different skill levels and programming tastes. Teams will have the choice of using a graphical-based programming interface or text-based programming interface.

The graphical interface uses interconnected blocks and is a good choice for teams that are new to writing code or that wish to view robot commands visually.

The text-based interface is a good choice for those with more experience or those who would like to have a more customized coding platform.

Both choices will give teams the skills needed to code an effective competition robot.

For an introduction to the block-based programming interface, explore the Google Blockly webpage:
https://developers.google.com/blockly/

For information about the text-based Java programming interface, explore the Android Studio webpage:
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Happy Coding!