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How to calculate development time?by Siddartha (Curate)
|on May 31, 2001 at 15:03 UTC
Siddartha has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, but here goes:
I have been asked to develop a website for a company. It will basically be a jobsite where users can register, upload CV's etc. and Employers can post jobs that are searchable by different criteria.
I don't have the detailed spec yet, but need to know how to estimate a delivery time.
This project will be done after hours, since I am working full time. I need to figure out how much time/day I can commit and how long it would take to complete.
I have decided that the cheapest and best option would be to use Perl and MySQL, hosted by an ISP.
Because it is hosted by an ISP, I don't have control regarding the installed Perl modules. It would have liked to use Mason or something similar using mod_perl but I'm not sure if it is, or will be installed.
I am not a Perl guru at all. I have only been using it up to now for basic CGI scripting. I have used MySQL before, but it is going to take me a while to define the database structure and the interfacing.
Any comments on calculating development time, or possible ways of implemeting something like this would be really appreciated.