bhonda - 2:53 pm on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
I appreciate what you're saying, and you're right, but if the OP was about asking about how to create applications for some tasks, then I'm going to address that question, not try to persuade them to take up oil painting.
If the OP was about 'I want to have fun, and I want to make money', then fair enough - we could throw some ideas about what constitutes fun, and what is profitable.
But it's not.
I just want to create "business" type programs for my own use.
That seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me. There is not a piece of software that accomplishes every task imaginable. And even if it does, there is no harm with someone creating an alternative to that solution. Perhaps it could be done better? Maybe faster? Or more accurately? Or maybe, just maybe, there are people out there who actually enjoy the writing of software, purely for the fun of it? ;)
Anyhow, back to the OP - Broadway - don't give up now. If you want to get stuck into all this, then that's just great. Try .Net. Try Java. Try Python. Try Perl. Let us all know how you get on!