I’m a pretty decent PHP/MYSQL programmer. I’ve dealt with both for years and I have a decent understanding of the underlying advantages and disadvantages with working with them. However, in the real world, it seems like my knowledge of C++ and JAVA from college are more valuable. I’ve dealt with both JAVA and C++ on a few occasions since, but not enough for my own tastes. Now, with a job on the line that would require some understanding of C# and .NET, I’ve decided to take the plunge and give them both a try.
A friend of mine asked me to implement a program for her gas station. In short, a very simple database indexing program in which she could insert new customers and see when it is time for customers to renew their [i]shakken[/i] (something like the vehicle registry for a car). To be honest, this would take me less than a day (probably 5 to 6 hours) in PHP & MySQL (including the interface and everything), but I’m going to take my time and implement it (properly) in C# and MSSQL. I will be covering my frustrations and triumphs with the two in this space.