The AirBoard is 100% compatible Arduino i.e. the user experience will be very similar, but natively wireless. You can use the same IDE development interface, same programming language (C) and tons of great tutorials and libraries for Arduino. If you have prior Arduino experience, it does help, although you can start straight with the AirBoard. Once the standard Arduino IDE is up and running, it should not take more than seconds to have your first LED blinking. And the good thing about The AirBoard is that it is designed to offer a consistent user experience from total beginners to advanced pro-makers.