I have learn formal c++ and know a little bit to program in php which so far achieve what I want. I am interested to learn new programming language which worth to learn for programming bots, keyword research tools or other automation tools which is desktop or web based. I bet if its web based, I'll stick to php? So I would like to ask you guys which I believe have a lot of experience to show me a short cut of course. Show the way, I walk through it my own of course. From my reading, I found out that IM programmer are fond of VB.net. However, look forward for you guys suggestion.