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I hope you're all doing well today! So I've been doing a lot of research on the internet and after not finding an answer to my question, I was recommended checking out SO due to the high collection of experienced minds. I'm trying to get a program commissioned, and the friend I usually go to is unfortunately full up with his job and his commission slots. The program that I'm looking to have made involves Yugioh, it's essentially a random card generator with filters and a GUI. There's a pre-existing API that accesses the most complete unofficial card database out there today, and it has a user-guide on how to have it call an amount of random cards from the database. So that being said, in looking for a freelance programmer for this commission, what language(s) should I look for in their repertoire? My buddy uses Java for his stuff (it's what he uses at his job), but he told me that coding a GUI in Java is pretty difficult.

If there's any additional information that people would need with this, please let me know! Also, if I got anything wrong in my descriptions, I sincerely apologize! My only experience is with HTML/CSS, I'm learning Java and C#, and I'm going to have to learn R for my academic pursuits, so I'm very much a babby when it comes to this stuff.

Thank you, and I hope you're all staying happy, healthy, and safe during these troubling times ^-^

What I have tried:

I asked on StackOverflow and it was closed for being opinion-based (which it's not, just because there are multiple answers doesn't mean it's opinion based), I asked programmer friends of mine, and I've asked on Reddit. I'm getting frustrated, I just want help :(
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I asked on StackOverflow and it was closed for being opinion-based (which it's not, just because there are multiple answers doesn't mean it's opinion based)

Yes. it is. It's opinion based because there is no one answer that fits everybody - a VB programmer will have a different answer - VB - that someone you develops in C++ (who will recommend that) or C# (Ditto).

And in the end, no opinion matters here - nobody can answer your question because it's going to be all down to what you know, not us. I write code mostly in C#, mostly for WinForms - which means I have a huge time investment in the .NET framework under WinForms for Windows, and while I can write websites, WCF, WPF, PHP, Python, C++, C, Java, VB, FORTRAN, COBOL, ALGOL, Pascal, and a pile of assemblers (plus probably another dozen or so other languages I've used over the years) C# remains my "goto language".

That doesn't mean it's right for you because unless you have a good solid background in Winforms / .NET then there is a massive amount of learning you would need to do to get to the point of even basic proficiency.

And don't even get me started on "do you want it to run on Android / iPhone / Windows?" because there you go with another learning curve./

So yes, it's opinion based - and since we have no idea of your skills, abilities, interests or history nobody can offer you a sensible "use this" that doesn't mean you investing six month learning how to do it! So think about what you know already, and start either working with that, or consider where you want to go with this and move into a "mainstream" language.

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