My first language was CoBOL.
I kept technically current by teaching; the day job didn’t afford such. As a university department chair, I learned Java when my adjunct instructor quit the first day of class; I couldn’t find anyone else to teach the class, so I did it, and had to concurrently learn and teach Java, week-by-week.
I’ve only recently learned C/C++, first to translate a Java demo of a patent, and I’ve really cut my teeth on it with this image processing thing. @floessie schooled me on the ways of C++ in writing my image library.
Programming is what I’m using to keep my mind sharp, as I turn 60 next week. Color management has proved the most challenging aspect to master, but it’s a sweet victory…
And the very best to you,