Expertise: 11 years PHP programming
I'd like to get into simple Windows programming for a kiosk project. What language should I choose?
- easy to learn, "higher"-level language (e.g. not C++, I don't have a year to learn this)
- quick to get up-and-running (that's what I loved about PHP)
- well-documented & lots of community resources
- easy GUI creation
- client wants windows machines so Linux is not an option
What I've gathered from other Stackexchange answers and Google, but have no experience using:
QT + Python (wish PHP-Qt was more mature -- it doesn't seem to have much of a community)
C# (seems like overkill for a simple kiosk)
Firefox + kiosk extension + AMP for GUI, and macro software to manipulate windows, files, lower-level stuff.