Some have asked how long it takes to write a custom web script for our school. This time, I kept track. It took 2-1/2 weeks of about half-time work to create our new admission script, a relatively large project. That’s about 48 hours of work for 2000 lines of code. The project requirements are here.
By any calculations, two weeks of my summer are worth a lot less than the cost of a commercial application that will handle online admission applications and share data with Blackbaud.