…ogramming can be done on a laptop with less than 4GB of RAM. My smallest RAM recommendation is 8GB. Even that is becoming barely enough with the advent of Electron apps, which love to consume large amounts of RAM. If you have extra cash lying around, invest in 16GB of RAM.
It’s so important that makers vary their goals per project to build up the skills they need to both build and sell their product. Validate first and save the pain of building something people don’t want.