How Long Does It Take? Part 2

Two years ago, I wrote a little post on the amount of time needed to create an online admission inquiry and application form to rival other Blackbaud compatible offerings. Today, I migrated the same web script to a new school in two hours. I spent most of that time converting MSSQL database handles to mySQL DBI syntax and making text edits for the change of school. Two years ago, the script had no cash costs for the school. Today, we continue to reap its benefits. It is still a very custom application — it would require a lot more work to make a flexible, customizable application that would be useful to many schools. That’s the job of the for-profit companies or some well-funded non-profit workers!

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