After many years away from programming I'm looking to start again. And I have no clue about the state of current IDE's. So I'm looking for a Windows-based framework where it's not a complete bitch to program web-facing applications such as scrapers, generators, uploaders etc. and something where handling proxies within the finished application is relatively easy as well. I've programmed in plenty of different programming languages over the years, so it doesn't really matter which language it is - and if I have to learn the syntax of a completely new language then that's no bother either.