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    Right language(s) to learn?

    I am trying to learn how to create an interactive website where customers can use my application to sell retail items. I have a working platform that is installed on local machines, and it uses VB6 to get the job done. The application is a simple database that is accessed for customer and product information. My thinking is: it wouldnt be too hard to convert it to a service application that users can then access regardless of platform, whiole paying a monthly fee rather than the big one time outlay of cash to own the downloaded app

    I am trying to decide the best combination of things to learn. Currently, I have Visual Studio downloaded, and I have been playing with ASP.net and VStudio to manage the inputs. Before I get too far down the wrong road, I thought I would ask the experts about the best path of learning to take. What should I create this app in?

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Right language(s) to learn?

    Given where you've posted, C# and ASP.NET Core seems to be the obvious answer. That will enable you to do what you want to do. There are other valid options, but if you're already using VS then this seems the obvious option.

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    Re: Right language(s) to learn?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    Given where you've posted, C# and ASP.NET Core seems to be the obvious answer. That will enable you to do what you want to do. There are other valid options, but if you're already using VS then this seems the obvious option.
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    Re: Right language(s) to learn?

    Assuming you might have posted elsewhere on this forum, it seems that VB6 is having some sort of resurgence due to TwinBasic/RADBasic and it might be the perfect learning tool, a step upon a ladder to other languages. I am taking my own boy on this path.

    VB6 gives you access to VBA (more or less identical and essential for customising MS own offerings, Excel and Access), VBscript (more or less identical to VB6 and very useful for o/s scripting). It is also a first step on the rung for VB.NET and of course the aforementioned TwinBasic/RADBasic that are giving VB6 a re-animation for real 64bit programming yet to come.
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    Re: Right language(s) to learn?

    Quote Originally Posted by vbr1 View Post
    I am trying to learn how to create an interactive website where customers can use my application to sell retail items. I have a working platform that is installed on local machines, and it uses VB6 to get the job done. The application is a simple database that is accessed for customer and product information. My thinking is: it wouldnt be too hard to convert it to a service application that users can then access regardless of platform, whiole paying a monthly fee rather than the big one time outlay of cash to own the downloaded app and link building tools

    I am trying to decide the best combination of things to learn. Currently, I have Visual Studio downloaded, and I have been playing with ASP.net and VStudio to manage the inputs. Before I get too far down the wrong road, I thought I would ask the experts about the best path of learning to take. What should I create this app in?

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    Creating an interactive website for selling retail items sounds like an exciting project! Based on your requirements, here are a few suggestions for the technology stack to consider:

    Front-end Development: For the user interface of your website, you can focus on learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These are the fundamental languages for building web pages and adding interactivity.

    Back-end Development: Since you already have experience with VB6, you might consider transitioning to a modern programming language for the server-side development. Here are a few popular options:

    ASP.NET: Since you mentioned playing with ASP.NET and Visual Studio, this could be a viable option. ASP.NET allows you to build dynamic web applications using languages like C# or VB.NET. It integrates well with the Microsoft ecosystem.

    Node.js: If you prefer JavaScript, you can explore Node.js for server-side development. It's a runtime environment that enables you to build scalable and fast web applications. It has a large and active community and offers various frameworks like Express.js.

    Ruby on Rails: Ruby on Rails is a popular web development framework known for its simplicity and convention-over-configuration approach. It can be a good choice if you enjoy working with Ruby and want to rapidly develop your application.

    Database: Since your existing application is based on a database, you'll need to choose a database management system (DBMS) for your web application. Some commonly used DBMS options include MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. The choice depends on factors such as scalability, performance, and your familiarity with the technology.

    Hosting and Deployment: Once your application is ready, you'll need to deploy it to a web server. Consider cloud platforms like Azure, AWS, or Heroku, which offer convenient hosting options for web applications.

    Remember, these are just suggestions, and the best choice depends on your personal preferences, project requirements, and the skills you want to develop. It's also a good idea to research and explore different technologies, read tutorials, and possibly seek guidance from web development communities and forums to make an informed decision. Good luck with your project!
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    Re: Right language(s) to learn?

    I'm assuming by ASP.NET we mean ASP.NET MVC.
    I rather eat an oax .
    Do everything you need to do on client side and leave some simple manips like getting data or double check user inputs for the server. That could be equally if not better with php, or if only some post or get are needed with WEB.API that I might digest as it has MVC in it although it does not actually use MVC.
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