October 12th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Delphi x VB.NET
I administrate some sites that use MySQL and PHP and I do all the code for them.
I know some stuff about other programming languages too but not much.
I have some ideas for some freeware applications and I even did one using VB.NET.
The problem is that not all computers have the .NET framework and to include it with
the instalation makes it huge.
Now I was wondering what would be the best language to use to create small Windows
applications that will use some basic database connections.
Delphi seems very popular.
How hard is it to learn it my case?
What are the advantages/disadvantages as compared to VB.NET?
Thanks for any answers.
October 22nd, 2004, 10:21 PM
Delphi or Pascal shouldnt be that hard to learn. I use a freeware database tool called KADao, a Microsoft DAO Interface Module that allows you to use .mdb files in your database. It's as simple as installing the package, dropping the nessicary components into a form, configuring them and compiling the program.
Just a hint; If you decide to go down the Delphi path, in the Packages tab under Project > Options dont select the "Build with these runtime packages" checkbox, or you will need to ship the runtime modules with the main program which was your problem in the first place. This one caught me out big time