For starters: I don't want to start and endless discussion, just need some advice
I have an idea for a program I want to write myself, as none of the available packages does exactly what I need.
In the past I have worked as a professional developer, writing in all kinds of languages, from assembler to COBOL, C, Visual Basic and some others. I worked on very technical projects (printer-drivers) and financial acounting systems - about everything you can imagine.
But I have zero programming experience on Linux, apart from some quite complex shell scripts.
Now I want to start this project that needs to have a graphical interface so that it'll be simple to use (for my wife and children).
I will need to access a database (probably mysql, to keep it simple) and read / modify binary files on my drive.
I understand that - apart from writing a web-based solution using PHP or Perl - I can choose to use GTK or QT.
I don't want to learn how to write "Hello World" programs and want to start producing results as fast as possible.
I also need a reasonably simple to learn IDE and something stable...
Based on all these facts, what do you suggest?
Thanks in advance!