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Custom App for Surface RT

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:31 pm

I have an Access database that I use to maintain certain records for work. I would like to make an app for my tablet (Surface RT), that would allow me to at least do some simple queries and viewing of reports of that database. Two questions:

1. I understand that the preferred method to do this is to make some kind of web app based off the database and make the app use that. Is this understanding correct?
2. What is the preferred language to write both the server and the client side apps?

Thank you for any advice!
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Re: Custom App for Surface RT

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:50 pm

If it is a web app, then almost any language would do, provided that the platform that you choose can talk (perhaps ODBC drivers?) to the Access database.

If you want to stick with the Microsoft stack though, then of course the languages of choice will be VB.NET or C#, and HTML5/JavaScript/C# for the web/Modern app itself. However, really nothing is stopping you from using PHP/Java on the server side but I am not sure about Access connectivity these days.
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