My questions (as usual, apologies if already addressed / answer obvious):
How to I open up and run an editor / compiler to get started with coding Python (or indeed any other programming language) on the Pi? Is it already supplied with the operating system? Are there others available elsewhere? Could/should I write code on another machine and export to an SD card, or is it best to do everything on the Pi?
User of both Macs and PCs - but in no way a "power user". Never even seen a computer with Linux on it before. Know a bit of C++ and Objective-C (in a very self-taught, casual, non-professional way).