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Can anyone give me an idea of what programming language(s) was used to build a community site such as facebook? In particular I'm interested in the ability for businesses to generate pages and set a budget etc. This page explains a great deal but I also noticed java and .php.

Thank you in advance
Jan 28 '08 #1
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I knew at one time but forgot, but why does it matter? Yahoo's shopping areas were originally done in LISP but you don't need LISP to make a store front.
Jan 28 '08 #2
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I am interested in how facebook allows users to create their own ads and set a budget and what it uses to allow user to customize their profiles. What is the primary languages used for the site?
Jan 29 '08 #3
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I am interested in how facebook allows users to create their own ads and set a budget and what it uses to allow user to customize their profiles. What is the primary languages used for the site?
You can look at the source code of the site.
Jan 30 '08 #4
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Ok. What I'm getting at is ... if I wanted to hire someone to build a platform for a social network site with some additional aps what sort of qualifictions would I ask for?
Jan 31 '08 #5
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You need to decide first the language / tool and the database ,you are going to use.
Jan 31 '08 #6
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Which language and database is recommended?
Jan 31 '08 #7
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Which language and database is recommended?
You can choose from

Php /Mysql
.Net/Sql Server
Feb 1 '08 #8
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But what is recommended? A lot of applications are being developed on the facebook platform that can also be used in any site. Although I don't expect to duplicate facebook, I would like to know what it takes (what skills) to build a social network platform that syncs with facebook apps.

Sorry if my understanding of all of this is a bit lacking. Trying to learn.
Feb 4 '08 #9
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Choose something you are more familiar with.

The most important thing is you should know what exactly you want to do and the limitations of technology.
Feb 7 '08 #10

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