Starting a career in DB Manag/Design, have some basic front/backend questions
Hi guys, I'm changing my carrer and would like focus on database design. I started working with a online company and designed a purchase order database in Access (split) which seems to work ok but have had a glitch or two from it.
I am wondering what people use for a front end for the average employee to enter data into. So far I only know of Access and asp.net (need to learn asp.net).
I want to put SQL 2008 onto our server and would like to explore another front end.
I am starting UNI at the end of this month and I see Java is something we will be learning. Am I better of learning c++ on the side? I have started a bit of VB which seems easy enough to learn.
Thanks to any one who can help, hope to be on these boards for a long time.
Which programming language(s) you choose & which database system you choose to learn first aren't actually that important. Make sure you gain a good grasp of whatever you're studying at Uni (especially the concepts of abstraction, modularity, code reuse), and your skills should be pretty transferable between languages.