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'*' How to Develop a Platform like Amazon or Ebay?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by allurre, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. allurre

    allurre Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Would love to learn what the skillset is required to develop a site like Amazon/Ebay.

    I'm interested in perhaps outsourcing one soon to develop a similar site, but just for a subniche.

    What would be the best set up for it? What kind of people/knowledge is required?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. iPinner

    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    You can start here:
    Code:
    http://themeforest.net/category/ecommerce
    Code:
    http://scriptmafia.eu/
     
  3. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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  4. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    eBay was coded in C++ early on, assuming it was legit I found it on TPB. Good idea if you ask me, security wise.
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yes, since C++ is famous for its security against buffer overflows, heap corruptions, stack corruptions, format string exploitations etc. etc. etc. :D
     
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    s0ap Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Foxy999 Newbie

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    Lol how would someone program a website in C++? Maybe the http server was programmed in C or CPP.

    Any ways, you need to learn PHP and SQL to do something like that. You need to become pro at PHP and you can create anything you want.

    Foxy
     
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    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    Maybe you should try java it is much widely accepted for big enterprise projects
     
  9. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    See Wikipedia:

    The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard (see RFC 3875: CGI Version 1.1) method for web server software to delegate the generation of web content to executable files. Such files are known as CGI scripts or simply CGI's; they are usually written in a scripting language.
     
  10. Parlez

    Parlez Regular Member

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    Ebay is not simply a website, it's a platform. The backend can be in any language. The frontend(html,php and all) is mainly for presenting data and UI.

    The backend does all the heavy lifting, stores all info, process bids etc. then forwards the result to the "html bits".
     
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    How to Develop a Platform like Amazon or Ebay?

    Easy.

    Don't.
     
  12. Ptrick125

    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    I learned today that you can in fact use C++ to program a website :) To the OP: I highly doubt people would leave eBay or Amazon for a smaller, less established site..
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    go to amazon become affiliate there will be a option to make a same site as amazon
    after you get some authority start selling direct
     
  14. botrockets

    botrockets Regular Member

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    For this you need following knowledge/skills/tools:

    1) PHP/ASPdotNET/django
    2) In depth knowledge of Enterprise Design patterns
    3) In depth knowledge of Databases
    4) In depth knowledge of Load Balancing and server farms.
    5) In depth knowledge of project management with thousands of people.

    hope this helps