Coding a matchmaking website
August 6, 2011 8:05 PM Subscribe
If I wanted to code a simple matchmaking website along the lines of OKcupid, how would I start? I'm a complete beginner at coding.
posted by glass origami quicksilver robot to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to learn how to make webpages, and a matchmaking website sounds like an interesting project. I wouldn't want to develop any sophisticated matching algorithms, just create a site where people can make accounts, post information and pictures, and message other people. Maybe later I could figure out advanced features like how to charge for joining, display matches in one's area, or automatically suggest matches.
More specifically, what languages would I have to learn? (Bonus points if it incorporates C++ or Java, though I have no clue what languages would be used to create a website.) Are there any applications, books, tutorials, or websites for this kind of thing? If I did create something, how would I set it up? Thanks for your help.