I need your advice...
I often need to be able to create programs for Windows, either within an application (macro) or as a standalone application.
When I was younger, I learnt Basic and Pascal, so I know this kind of language and their structure and logics, but they are no longer used.
I don't know what language to learn. The issue is I need sth easy to learn (considering my knowledge of Basic and Pascal) and with which I can be coding without too much learning. But this language should be not too much limited so that I can create various types of programs.
I looked at C++ but it will take a long learning curve before being operational. I heard about other languages such as Java or Python but I am unsure of the compromise learning speed / capabilities. Also not sure if they would work as macros for Excel or Access. Which would mean I need to learn 2 languages (VBScript and xxxx)?
Any advice please? Thanks