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Best Programming Software

Best Programming Software

Best Programming Software

(OP)
I dont know if I'm in the right place or not. But I was wondering, what is the best programming language to use to create a program that will keep inventory, be on the web, and allow customers to get in with a password. Any opinions would greatly be appreciated.
Thank You

RE: Best Programming Software

That's a difficult question. All I can do is ask some questions in return:

How important is this project?
How sensitive is the data?
What's the budget?
Which languages do you know already?
Do you have the time, money and desire to learn a new one?

Geoff Franklin
www.alvechurchdata.co.uk

RE: Best Programming Software

(OP)
Well,
As you can probably tell by the way the question was worded I don't know alot about programming but I'm very willing to learn. I know alittle about VB.net The project is kind of important I'm trying to make my bosses job a little easier. The data isnt tooo sensitive but we dont want just anyone seeing it. I have the time and the desire to learn. Money however could be an issue because when I bring my idea to the boss he might not be willing to lay out too much cash because of the little bit I know.
Thanks!!!

RE: Best Programming Software

In which case, go with what you know. You might need ASP.Net but that's very close to VB.Net and moving across shouldn't be a problem. Start with something really simple and learn as you go.

I know nothing about web security - I'm sure someone else will cut in to help you on that - but it sounds as though you're dealing with a mid-level commercial sort of need for secrecy.

Putting into our context here:
    I don't want anyone seeing our stock levels
    I really don't want anyone seeing what prices we are paying
    I REALLY don't want anyone seeing our payroll details.

Geoff Franklin
www.alvechurchdata.co.uk

RE: Best Programming Software

Well you might be better off just buying a package of software designed for stores on the Internet.  Why reinvent the wheel?

Be careful becasue if you expose credit card information of your customers you could be liable in a huge lawsuit.

If you do not like my post feel free to point out your opinion or my errors.

RE: Best Programming Software

if your boss is a bit tightfisted i'd go for php with a postgres backend ruuning ona linux server (which could be a pc if he's likely to be the only person accessing it).

steep learning curve for you but you sound like the kind os person that would relish a challenge.

go for it and then tell him it's free of licensing costs and wait for the smile.

good luck

RE: Best Programming Software

If all you are looking for is a web based product to connect to a database there are probably plenty of products like shopping carts that you can find on the Internet.  Just look for some Internet stores and see what they use.

If you do not like my post feel free to point out your opinion or my errors.

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