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I am in my final quarter at the University. My final project for my degree is to design and implement an inventory control system for the university. The problem is Microsoft paid off the higher ups and infected our curriculum in the IS department quite badly. The server we are required to use to host the project runs IIS, the database is MSSQL, and the scripting language is, you guessed it, ASP.
I do PHP/MSQL scripting at work and have been working hard to improve my skills. So when the prof asked for questions today I asked if there was any way we could use other scripting languages. At first he said that because my group members didn't have a clue about PHP, that it would be risking a lot to allow it. I argued that my group members were also clueless about ASP, and therefore there was no bigger risk in PHP than with ASP. He agreed with my logic and now several groups in the class will be using PHP. While we still have to use MSSQL at least they aren't forcing ASP down our throats.
A small victory indeed, but a victory nonetheless. I had to share that. My quarter just got 1000 times better.