Originally Posted By: Joe Funderburk
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For a top of the line programming environment – Visual Studio. With it, you can write applications in JAVA, or other languages, but VB (Visual Basic) may be easier (but it’s still not for the faint-of-heart). You first have to learn the programming language, which can be overwheiming. Visual Studio is on the expensive side. But it’s a professional programming environment used by professoinal programmers throughout the galaxy.
As an alternative, and one that may work for you, consider Microsoft Access. It's a database application that you can customize and program yourself. You can create complex applications using only Access, complete with buttons, forms, etc. You may only need to buy a book for programming in Access (you can get them at most book stores). Access is often included with Microsoft Office, so you'd only have to lay out the cost of a book. That would be my suggestion.
How do I know? BS in Computer Science (2001). Ex-computer programmer as of April of this year. Now a home inspector because I hate the corporate lifestyle.
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