I'm trying to assemble a web app w/database. My first. This is a
personal project; not at the office.
I'm an engineer, and I've done desktop programming for years (C/C++/
Delphi) with some local database experience.
The web app is simple (from my perspective), but I'm overwhelmed by
choices of development languages, databases, frameworks, script
languages, tiers, technologies, etc... Overwhelmed to a state of
I need to pick a "package of technologies" that will allow me to
convert my concept into a working app. I've done some Ruby scripting
with Google Sketchup, and have a nice Ruby reference in the bookcase.
So maybe RoR would work for me. Or maybe there's a better way. Or
maybe it's simpler than I think.
So what questions do I need to ask/answer to come up with the
"best" (and I know there's more than one) way to do my development?
And who do I ask these questions to?
Any advice is more than welcome!