|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
Auction Software Projectby CodeJunkie (Monk)
|on Jul 08, 2003 at 11:46 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm really just looking for advice about my project.
I have written some online auction software in Perl. http://www.webchalkboard.com/auction/index.shtml
I think it's pretty good... I mean i'm not the best Perl programmer in the world! :-) but the fundamentals are pretty sound and it works great!
The problem is, the project is getting too big for me to handle by myself. At the moment this is something I am doing in my free time and I just don't have the time to spend on it. I want to continue to improve it, at the moment i'm going through a major re-write to make the software interface with a MySQL database, rather than just plain text files.
As you can imagine this will take me a VERY long time by myself, I am also slightly concerned that all my efforts will not be worth while... is there really the demand out there for more auction software... that I am not sure. I also don't really know how to market it properly to generate interest in the software?
So basically i'm interested in hearing from other people who have started projects of their own. How did you manage? Was it worthwhile, i.e. did you make a few ££'s.
I'm also interested in hearing from people who might want to help out, particularly with the marketting and promotion of the software, but also with the coding and maintainence of it. I'm not looking to go completely open source here, because, to be honest, i've put in a LOT of time in the software over the past couple of years...
Would love to hear your thoughts and comments.
Many thanks, Tom