shopping basket / quote maker

I have experience programming in C / C++ / JavaScript and I was wondering if someone could give me a little more info as to how hard would it be for me to set something up in CGI that accessed a MySQL database, sort of like a shopping basket would, but without the actual purchasing capability.  I am also enrolled in an ASP class, and didn't know if that might be easier to deal with database wise, or not.  I don't really like ASP, as it seems to be a microsoft extension (correct me if I'm wrong), and I am willing to try out CGI (looks like a hell of a lot more fun).  If someone could just give me a little more info about how much it would take, that would be great.  Thanks.

-Punkrider
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dalehendCommented:
Here is a possible environment that you can use to do your proejct:
MS IIS web server
MS VC++
MySQL for WinNT:
     http://www.mysql.com/download_win.html
mysql-c++ api library:         http://www.mysql.com/Contrib/mysql-c++-0.02.tar.gz
C++ CGI library (platform independent):
       http://www.iit.edu/~duerchr/
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punkriderAuthor Commented:
I currently have my web site located on a UNIX box that is already running MySQL, so setting that up isn't of my concern.  I just wanted some information on what it would take to write a quote application most likely in C++ using MS C++ 6.0.  The C++ CGI Library is of some help, though.  Do you have any books that deal with MySQL or using the API to access it?  

Don't really know what I'm getting myself into here.. heh.

-Punkrider
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punkriderAuthor Commented:
I currently have my web site located on a UNIX box that is already running MySQL, so setting that up isn't of my concern.  I just wanted some information on what it would take to write a quote application most likely in C++ using MS C++ 6.0.  The C++ CGI Library is of some help, though.  Do you have any books that deal with MySQL or using the API to access it?  

Don't really know what I'm getting myself into here.. heh.

-Punkrider
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dalehendCommented:
not besides what is in Amazon :P
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