Re: want to write a program for myself

"Jim Langston" <>
Wed, 9 May 2007 00:37:21 -0700
"ben" <> wrote in message
On 8 May, 12:19, Erik Wikstr?m <> wrote:

On 8 Maj, 12:38, ben <> wrote:

On 7 May, 22:16, Juha Nieminen <nos...@thanks.invalid> wrote:

ben wrote:

i am starting a small business offering computer help to the local
i would like to write my own system where i can store customer
information, and link this to orders, then print invoices

  Why, when there are tons of existing software which does that,
some of them free of charge?

thanks for the replies
i have a little database experience with my sql and php. i created the hosting ads, need to move to
another host)
so i guess the database side of things would be similar to that, but
as well as showing records i need to be able to add, edit and delete?
and i would need to create an interface. would i be better off doing
this as a webpage?

Maybe, depends on how good you are at making webpages. However if you
still want to make a program I would recommend that you start looking
at the different frameworks available to making GUIs, and chose one
that adds database support as well, since that will probably make some
things easier.

If you are targeting Windows you might be interested in using C# (or
managed C++) and the .Net framework, I think that might be a bit
easier than using some pure C++ framework.

well thing is i am a windows user but am close to trying linux i have
a few full versions on disc i am going to try soon.

while i'm here what are your motivations for programming, i know its a
very challenging area and can make lots of money, are they your main
reasons for learning it?


I program because I enjoy it. I enjoy being able to create anything I can
think of. I started programming at a young age (10) and orignally wasn't
going to become a professional programmer because I felt that if I did it
for a living I wouldn't enjoy it anymore. But it turns out it was about the
only thing I could make money doing, so I did. And I still enjoy programming
at home.

I bought my oldest 13 year old son "Learning C++ in 21 days" as his first
programming book. Going to get him a proper manual soon. He wants to learn
to program.

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