I just want some general discussion .
I have been working with a company that has a software package written on a Unix machine and we need to move to windows. The software as it is cannot run on windows. So, I would like to know some pros and cons of the different programming enviornments out there. I can program in VB and Access, some C, some pascal and fortran. This will be a very data intensive suite of applications that will be run on a WAN as they have 3 different locations (ill, ms, fl).
Some on my requirements:
1. very fast data access
2. prefer an exe, but could handle having to load a runtime on each machine
3. handle true windows look/feel
4. DLL and OCX support (for addtional features later)
5. would like a small footprint, but I know that has a lot to do with the developer.
I know this is all very vague, but I have some reservations about VB (I have heard it is not that fast).
I am just looking for different people's observations.
Thanks in advance.