About C++ and MySQL or oether free database

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    About C++ and MySQL or oether free database

    I need to make in one month something like.!
    I create one main computer.! With main logs.

    OK.!
    So I create some C++ GUI .exe and install it on many computers in firm.
    And they all work as clients.
    On main computer I install MySQL (i dont know nothing about it, i need some good C++ wtih MySQL tutorial).
    And so all client computer connect to main database on MySQL on main computer and all writing in same log.
    Afcourse every user has it's log connectiong with their pass and username. So I can always take easy look how much and many someone sold.

    Is that possible in one month.!
    I know C, but I dont know MySQL.!

    Or do you have some other easy-er stuff (yes I know C# but then I need to install dotNET on all computers "unexaptable").

    Programming on compilers DevC++ or if I must on Visual studio 6.

    And I know that I need to download some addons if I want writting MySQL database.!
    Sorry for spelling errors, not English!
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    Yes, it's possible in one month, and I don't see any reason why you should switch languages or use a different database. Just get started on the program and learning MySQL.

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    Well I'll Try.! No to finding some good tutorial.! Thanks for spirit building.!
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    there are lots of examples on mysql web site. plus you can find tons of information if you google for "ODBC", which is a common way to access most sql databases. There are even several free ODBC c++ classes, one is on www.codeproject.com. Also google for "ODBC tutorials" and you will find some of those too, they might be for other databases such as Micrisoft Access but they will work with MySql too.

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    Thank you.!
    I have heard also about Firebird from http://www.firebirdsql.org/.
    What do you think of that.!

    Now I am in dilema about Firebird or MySQL.!

    I will read what they have to say. And afcource what is easyer for start and what have more options.! And what need what compiler.!
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    Well, there's also SQLite, which may be easier to start with.
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    For MySQL, though, there's the MySQL++ library, which is quite a good API.
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    MySQL is a good choice.. make sure you have mysql5. *lots* of new goodies in there..

    >> I know C, but I dont know MySQL.!
    I guess you mean you dont know SQL.. no big deal.. SQL is the *easiest* lang to learn, IMO.. pure logic and plain english syntax.. nothing to it.. youll be up and running in a matter of hours..

    as for the frontend of your app.. does this project have to be done in c++ ? the reason that i ask is that a scripting alternative would be soooo much easier.. the flexibility of Perl, or PHP are going to save you countless hours.. not saying that it cant be done in c++, it can and has been a plenty. just that it would not be my first choice..

    maybe even using a mix of perl and c++.. ?
    o so many options and o so little time..

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    does this project have to be done in c++
    Nope. It can be in C, C++, C# doesent matter.! No php, ASP or somethig like that.

    Well I am thinking in C++ or C#.
    80/20 to C# beacuse it's much easyer.
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    80/20 to C# beacuse it's much easyer.
    In what way? I prefer C++, maybe because I don't know any C#.
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    In what way?
    Well C# use this .dotNET Framework and lots of stuff created with much more writing.
    Then it's really easyer. Well I tried both. Still GUI C++ is hard for me (I heavent learn it, too much writing for simple checkbox), but C# heh that really easyer.
    I read a book about C# in 24 hours and really afcourse you are done with that book in 12 hours. And really you can make nice looking stuff.

    C# and C++ and C, like in all languages all is the same. loops,....
    So thinking and solving problems is same.
    Only GUI in C# is programmed in much easyer way.!
    Makeing with forms, Boxes and all that is really easy.

    Only bad thing why I am thinking about C++ is that for C# you must have installed dotNET if you want that program to run.!
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    Still GUI C++ is hard for me (I heavent learn it, too much writing for simple checkbox)
    Well, you can use a library.
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    >> Still GUI C++ is hard for me (I heavent learn it, too much writing for simple checkbox)

    if you use somthing like Qt most of the GUI work can be done for you in the UI editor. You will be writing little more than you would if you were making this app for console only.

    You said no PHP or ASP (blah) .. you did not say no Perl.. Ok maybe you did when you said it had to be c\c++\c#.. but you also said that it was for a firm.. so this is for your business.. wouldnt they want to make it as simple as possible also.. ? I would bring up Perl.. it would be so much easier, and even if you dont know it, it is close enough to a C that you should pick it up quick..

    thats all, from this point forward i will quit harping on how Perl would be *alot* easier (and more functional) for this application...

    also i better quit before i get lynched.. this is a C board after all...

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    >> 80/20 to C# beacuse it's much easyer.
    I have barely scratched the surface in c# (blah) but I would have to agree that for UI stuff it is easier (more convienient would be better choice of wording..).. from what i have seen it is alot like java in the UI respect.. right.. but i have done little more than throw a couple components onto a window in C#.. never did any event handling or anything...
    for now i am avoiding c# like the plague,.. i prefer things that are easily compatible with good operating systems..
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    Yes I know for QT. And QT library was my choice for start. But then I sow that it's trial for Windows.!
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    QT is also NOT free for commercial use -- only free for private use where the end product is not for sale. Otherwise, QT is portable between *nix/Unix, MS-Windows and MAC. If you contact a distributor you will probably get a trial version for *nix, if that is what you want.

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