Arduino in Software Development

hello guys! i'm totally interested in arduino and i want to use it for my upcoming thesis. here's my question, can i use arduino in developing programs? please give me some advice on making those projects... thanks in advance

can i use arduino in developing programs?

If you use a Leonardo, it can send keystrokes. If the Arduino IDE is active, then yes the Arduino could be used to develop programs.

Typically, though, the Arduino executes programs written on the PC, and compiled and linked using the Arduino IDE.

please give me some advice on making those projects

Don't give up easily.

@lenster34, this was meant as a joke (@PaulS - not even of Bar Sport standard)

If you use a Leonardo, it can send keystrokes. If the Arduino IDE is active, then yes the Arduino could be used to develop programs.

@lenster34, what use would an Arduino be if you could not program it?

If you are at the stage in your education where you have to write a thesis I would expect you would also know how to do at least a little research before asking a question.

...R