drupal newbie

I am trying to write a chrome extension and have been reviewing what type of technology I could use. This app is really a plain vanilla app that just needs to log user initiated events to a mySQL database. The user will need to login in securely, however. My understanding is that I can use JavaScript and jquery in the html page which gets loaded directly from a local installation at each users pc.

But drugal might make this whole thing easier. I am a longtime c programmer but that was a long time ago. Before I spend too much time on drugal I want to make sure that it can be used for my needs. Any feedback is helpful?

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