Hello! I'm a web developer who is taking on the creation of a desktop application as a side project. I need to hire someone to cerate the application. Knowing little, I want to make sure I'm choosing the right developer and language. All I know about Java is that it supposedly rus on a "virtual machine" which seems like it could create an additional set of issues in itself. We need the application to launch like any other application does (such as Photoshop, Microsoft Word, etc.).
Do I look for a programmer who works in C or in Java? Or does it matter?
Any advice in this is greatly appreciated.