K, let's say your pushing 50, trade a bit on your own for yourself a a few friends. But you want to learn programming a bit or even VBA Excel. What programming would be useful for a beginner in this area. I use IB. Trade everything but bonds. C++? VBA? Java? How long and how hard a process. I looked at Tradestation and Easy Language. Is that a better path? Would like to be able to automate trades and track in a spreadsheet live. Thoughts?