Thanks for looking!

I'm brand new to programming and had just decided to learn Java as a
first language, then stumbled accross Ruby, which seems far simpler to
learn, but doesn't seem to have as many resources/books etc.

I want to eventually write a Windows program for an Apartment
Management company that will keep track of their buildings
tenants....all their info, lockers, parking stalls, rental monies
owing, that sort of thing.

Will Ruby lead me to being able to do that eventually? I don't want,
nor can afford, to use any programs like Visual Basic that cost wad's
of money. And, I especially like the Open Source/Free program concepts
and community atmospheres.

What do you think?

Thanks so much for your help!
Dab