I am currently looking into alternatives. I have been looking at different frameworks and toolkits. These are generally what I have come up with;
All those options and similar and require a toolkit and or an interpreter to be installed on the system to work. I'm looking for a cleaner (and possibly compiled or packaged) applications. So I came across other tools such as;
- Mozilla Gecko (XULRunner
- Adobe Air
Those seem like the most viable options, however, it would be best if the code was compiled, since each of these applications require a lot of virtual memory. Lastly, I came across boo
. I like the idea a lot, however there is still the issue of writing and compiling boo code. I only got introduced to boo yesterday.
I'm very reluctant about getting into Java, C, C++, or C# simply because of the complexity of it compared to the languages above. However, if you have another opinion please feel free to share. I'm open to ideas and criticism.
I'm confused as to what would be my best option here for a cross platform programming language and framework/toolkit (GUI) for creating portable database (and possible Point of Sale) applications for my town's local small businesses. What would you recommend?