I'm not sure where to ask this question, but I'm interested in learning how to code, and I'm looking to get into app development for Android and iOS. I currently have a MacBook Pro Pro in late 2013, 2.4GHz, 8GB, what I want to know is whether this MacBook is powerful enough to program with? I've read online and received mixed answers where some have said you need at least 16 GB of RAM and others have said 8 GB is fine for running XCode and Android studio.
I can buy a MacBook pro 2019 model that has 16 GB RAM 2.4 Ghz processor and I can get a discount through my company but the offer is going to expire soon, so now I am in a hurry to buy this or keep up with the present? but I will not be in a situation where I feel that I should have gone for the new one and then had to pay full price for one, but in the same way I would not have spent so much money and realize that I did not. I dont need that.