There is a need — you need to write a simple app to receive ads in the newspaper. So the app is already there, but made crooked, slow and is missing some desired features.
Before I just wrote the web app in RoR. All my experience developing desktop applications is reduced to Delphi because it was used by my friend and at the same time taught me.
So, as it would be better to write the app? Multiplatform desirable, but in principle will go, and only Windows version.
— Ruby + some GUI framework, but I think that would be inconvenient to build the interface, and the program will slow down
— C++ using Visual Studio (or Borland Builder to take? still, with Delphi I am familiar already). The only one drawback is I do not know C++
— Python — I've always wanted to study it, whether to write guauuu prog on it?
— Good old Delphi, because I wrote on it something.
The database in principle, I've chosen sqlite for convenient, fast and single file.