Advice on programming

I've been programming for about 6 months in Access using vba coupled with references like OO4O, Scripting, Outlook, Excel, etc., and writing SQL and pass-through queries to Oracle DBs.  I'm looking to change to a more stable, versatile, environment which has database, web, and nice GUI capabilities.  At first I thought VB would be the right choice, now I'm thinking along the lines of Java or Powerbuilder.  Any suggestions as to what I should learn next.  Take into account that I build small to medium enterprise solutions (1-30 users) in 1 to 3 month timeframes, and that I would like to get started relatively fast (in other words not too steep a learning curve).  Thanks for the advice.  

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aflat362Commented:
since you already know vba making the jump to Visual Basic will be easy for you.

Visual Basic is great for GUI applications.  Database programming is also a breeze.

For your web capabilities - ASP - use the VB syntax.

Might as well go with Visual Basic.Net as it is the latest version.

Tons of resources for you to teach yourself this platform.
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mlmccCommented:
If you go to VB.Net get a good book or 2.  VB.Net requires a somewhat different mindset than VB or VBA since is is web based and much more onject oriented.

I agree either VB 6 or VB.Net is the way to go.

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RerodrigAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input.  I split the points since this is more of an opinion type question.
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mlmccCommented:
Glad I could help

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