That would be what language you know and gets the job done. Since Visual Basic Express could make this trivial, why not?
I'm after some advice on a project I'm working on. It involves taking some input of hours worked in different departments over a time period for 5 to 10 staff members and storing them, doing some calculations with them to produce total hours, salary etc and then producing some graphs and reports to compare the activities of the staff.
In the first instance this can be done as a standalone program on a pc with single user input. Obviously there will need to be some sort of database/table structure to store the inputs and calculations.
I was looking at doing this myself as I have some programming experience. microFocus COBOL from years ago - but non recently so have no experience of using it in a windows gui environment and anyway the license and runtime fees for Microfocus are extortionate fro this sort of application.. I have done a bit of python but want something that I can compile into a binary.
So I find myself in the position of having to either learn a new language suitable for this or bring someone into work on this with me.
Either way I need to know what would be the best language to use given the requirements of the project. Is there anyone on here that has experience that could give me some advice on which way to go ?