I'm trying to interface a JY-MCU bluetooth module with a pro mini for the first time and have a decision to make: either connect the RX&TX pins on the pro mini to the bluetooth module, or use the SoftwareSerial library.
Since the pro mini doesn't have a USB port, it is programmed through it's RX&TX pins. Does this mean if I connected the bluetooth module to the RX&TX pins of the pro mini that I would have to disconnect the module when programming?
I think the answer to the above question is "yes," which is why I'm leaning towards using the SoftwareSerial library. However, before I go this route, I'd appreciate your input on the matter. Are there any downsides to using the SoftwareSerial library?