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I want to build a Craigslist cloneby newbietocode (Novice)
|on Mar 26, 2019 at 00:50 UTC||Need Help??|
newbietocode has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I want to create a bare bones, text only site classifieds site which is global. My site will be a niche one, but built like Craigslist and I want it to be able to handle robust traffic. I have seen Craigslist clone software to buy on the internet but they are usually modernised copies built on php or ruby and not really what I want. They have too many gimmicks.
I want to use perl to create my webste because that’s what Craigslist used (I understand it is built on perl and Mysql database). I will host it on a dedicated server.
I have created websites in the past for myself but I used Frontpage 2003. I don’t have a degree in computer science or anything like that, and my knowledge of computers is general (home, university, small business). But I am quick to learn.
I am not a programmer, although I have bought a Perl book to start learning. In fact, I got this website’s url from the book. My questions are:
1.Are there any sections of code here for building a classified site like Craigslist?
2.If not, is there a particular section I should start learning first? I am assuming I’ll have to build the database first, then code the html pages later?Thank you in advance.