I want to write a windows program that interfaces with an access database. Let me give you a quick explanation. I work in a manufacturing facility and each of our products go through several steps. I would like to write an application that can, for example, display how many products are at each step. It could also display which products are at which step. I have worked with computers all of my life but am very new to programming. Would java be the best way to go (maybe visual c++?)? Would netbeans be a good place to start? I would appreciate any advice, thanks!