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GeneralChoosing a development environment Pinmemberstp661-Feb-14 2:27 
I sometimes develop some small applications, data-centric, using VBA and MSAccess.. Say, software for a swimming club (members, competitions, records,....), ... about 10 tables plus the lookup table, multilange, data oriented, almonst no graphics (pictures of people, maps for locating the clubs for next competitions, tables of results,... ). Modest volumes, clubs with 1000 members as a maximum
 
Now it is time to turn to a moden environment: I think VBA is stuck in the same flavour as 15 years ago, so .NET should be the target
 
Database_ SQL-Server Express or MySQl
Problem comes with language: C# o VB? I prefer VB because I am more familiar, and (at least some years ago), there were only 15% performance increase in favour of C#, which was absolutely irrelevant for me. No idea of what is the point today. Both languages are just instruments to manage the underlying .NET framework
 
Visual Studio Express (Windows 8.1) comes in 5 formats: Web, Windows, Windows Desktop, Team Foundation and Windows Phone
 
No idea what to get: my software will be used by few people (from 1 to 10 as a maximum), in the premises of the swimming club (so, no web....),.... but,.... everyone things today in checking things from a web browser (last results of a given swimmer, payment status of a given member, dates for next competitions,...), ... or even from an Android....
 
I remember Windows Forms allowed more "complex" forms (in terms of data interation), some years ago...
 
Additionally, if I develop the sw in 3-tier, theoretically changing the display tier would allow to move to another platform, which forces me to use Web Services or another current technology to communication between tiers.... so, more complexity for a simple, basic application...
 
Any hints on that please? I would like a rapid development, but I wouldn't like hearing potential clubs saying this is an "old" application because it is not web-based...
 
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