[AccessD] OT - Best Web Language

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 18 18:28:28 CST 2013

Hi Paul:

It looks like it is going to take a bit of effort to get up to speed

Just a quick couple of comments. It appears that they are a Microsoft shop
as they have a MS SQL BE DB so ASP.Net as the server BE language may be your
best approach. The FE webpages will be a combination of HTML, CSS and
JavaScript...ASP.Net later. You can test these web pages by just saving the
page with the extension of HTML and just double clicking on the result and
it will run on the default browser.

Look for sample code (there is thousnds of code samples out there) and dig
through an appropriate example until you understand the syntax and what it
is doing.   

Connecting and testing the result with page with a language like ASP.Net in
them assumes a few things. An IIS server; it is free and I think it runs on
any Windows machine and comes default with the ASP.Net interpeter on it.
Connection start page to web server is a point of further discussing and if
you can just get a simple web page running on your default browser we can go
the next step.

http://www.w3schools.com is a good place to start.  
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Subject: [AccessD] OT - Best Web Language

To all,

The other day I posted an OT about starting to learn VB.net whilst I am out
of work, I am using the Microsoft Visual Studio Express as I can't afford
to purchase the full Visual Studio suite, and I got some very useful
answers and pointers etc.  Today I have been contacted by a recruitment
agency that has an off the shelf product linked into SQL Server, and want
to employ someone on a contract basis to develop a more bespoke front end,
but will also want a web front end which will enable their staff to logon
and fill in their timesheet etc, and I was wondering what would be the best
or mixture of languages to use ASP, PHP, Java, HTML etc and if I write
something how could I test it on my machine at home ? as I have a meeting
with them this Friday 22nd February, it sounds like they would be willing
to spend a little on a training course for me, but not holding them to it.

Thank you for any help in advance.

Paul Hartland
paul.hartland at googlemail.com
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