Have you considered perl? Lot's of wheels (books, too) to choose from there.
> From: Ryan Hatch [mailto:rhatch@stripped]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:47 AM
> To: mysql@stripped; java@stripped;
> Subject: Help! Deciding on Java/C++ ?
> Hi all...
> I'm about to start heavy development of an application with MySQL at the
> backend. However, I need some help deciding on what language to
> approach the project from.
> What are the ACTUAL speed comparisons - JDBC vs MySQL++ ?? How is the
> speed of ODBC (Win vs Linux?)?
> Are there any existing base classes representing MySQL's Server /
> Database / Table / Field / Tuple? I need a solid object-oriented MySQL
> programming foundation before I start hacking at the project. I would
> rather not reinvent the wheel if such classes already exist.
> I would really appreciate any help, tips, etc. that you guys could
> Much thanks!
> -Ryan Hatch