A little background, I am a VB6 developer and have very little to no experience with web programing.
My question is this,
I am writing a dictation system, well my Linux coder =), and what I am wanting to do is not write a user interface that is platform dependant. So my idea was to use some web based code like XML or Perl, flash, or something that would allow me to use it on any system and that could handle frequent updates. I also need to be able to have user security so that each user will be able to pull database information based on their security rights.
I will learn what every language I need in order to be able to do this and read all the books needed. I bought an XML book and started reading that but I am not sure if that is what I will be needing to use. Again I will relay my requirments;
1.Needs to work in a browser, if I have to pick just one brower I will do that because I know IE doesn't work well on Linux =)
2.It will need to be able to relay information quickly to the brower for statistic like job numbers on the system, who is on the system (voice card), etc.
3. I will need to be able to setup users so they can only do what their security rights allow them to do.
4. Will need to be able to send settings and system settings to the database to keep track and then be able to display them on teh Brower user interface.
Like I said I have no experience here and need some help and guidance.