January 2nd, 2013, 11:43 AM
Noobie - A little guidance needed.
I need to create a database and a new website to pull customer information. The information I need to pull has several attributes - Central Hub, Area, State, and company contact info.
Central Hub = Areas - e.g. The central hub may be Texas and it contains the areas that Texas is responsible for.
Area = Several states, 2 - 5 states in each area
Company = Customer Name, phone number, Address, etc..
My Skill Level:
I'm still a bit new to this - just finished a college class for C# - Technologies: WPF / MVVM / Entity / Caliburn Micro.
Starting the advanced C# class in two weeks which covers MVC / LINQ, a little experience in this, but not much, doesn't seem to complicated after learning C# / MVVM
New to SQL but enough knowledge to create a new database and the tables needed.
Just setup a new SharePoint installation - still learning, but seems pretty straight forward so far
Proficient in HTML
I'm learning HTML5 and JS at the moment - so this project came at just the right time for me to learn these with an actual objective.
My Environment: - Windows Server 2008 R2
New SharePoint 2010 server with one SharePoint site configured - I have six more sites to configure.
One Access Database published to the configured SharePoint site
What I'd like to accomplish:
Is creating a new database for this correct way to go about this since I already have a SharePoint server in place? Since I'm using SQL Server 2008 and Win2k8, is MVC/LINQ the best route to use? (after writing all this, it seems this is the route I need to go) In the long run, I'm more interested in HTML5, PHP, and JS; is it plausible to use JS to pull information from the database? I'd like to use PHP, but I don't know enough about PHP yet.
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