You may love Microsoft or you may hate it. But chances are you can't
ignore the software giant. Certainly its server-side scripting environment, ASP
(active server pages), is among the most popular on the Web. So learn a
little VBScript and hook a database to your Web server the Redmond way.
If you're sick of all those curly brackets and parentheses cluttering up other
languages, try ColdFusion. It's a tag-based language that can be learned
and deployed nice and easy.