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This is a discussion on Online store within the General Discussions forums, part of the Community Boards category; I'm very very curious. I want to develop an online store that are quite similar to Dell. What knowledge do ...

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    I'm very very curious. I want to develop an online store that are quite similar to Dell. What knowledge do I need. I mean like programming? Php? Database??

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    I've looked at your previous posts.

    I'm thinking that the knowledge you need is "Where do I get $100,000?" and "What group do I give this $100,000 to so that they will develop such a massive custom system for me?".

    Seriously though, that's not the sort of custom system you can crank out by yourself in a reasonable bit of time.

    If you only want a commerce system, aim lower! You can easily put together a simpler system from open source building blocks in almost any web language of your choosing. Alternatively, many hosts offer decent "Turn Key" solutions for simple commerce systems; they aren't nearly as sophisticated, but you can probably afford them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
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    I've looked at your previous posts.

    I'm thinking that the knowledge you need is "Where do I get $100,000?" and "What group do I give this $100,000 to so that they will develop such a massive custom system for me?".

    Seriously though, that's not the sort of custom system you can crank out by yourself in a reasonable bit of time.

    If you only want a commerce system, aim lower! You can easily put together a simpler system from open source building blocks in almost any web language of your choosing. Alternatively, many hosts offer decent "Turn Key" solutions for simple commerce systems; they aren't nearly as sophisticated, but you can probably afford them.

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    Ok. Thanks. Based on your experience, So how long could it be if i develop everything myself from zero. Many startup did it. I dont think i cant

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    That "We started from scratch!" claim is a universal lie.

    The reality is "We stood on the shoulders of giants that we might see a bit further!".

    That is what you will ultimately do as well.

    Once you've realized the time you've spent on independent research is constantly slowing and limiting your progress you'll pull your head from your bottom and use what others who've come before you have created.

    Let me give you an idea of what I'm talking about. I've been working on a "WYSIWYG" layout engine targeting multiple forms of digital printing off and on for many years. I've only finished a reasonable implementation of "SVG" in the last couple of years. I have probably 800 hours in just the web layout generation engine. It works fairly well to display the exact same content in the exact same way across about a dozen browsers. I spent that 800 hours writing C++ code to generate the HTML, Javascript, and CSS such things need.

    That doesn't sound like much at all, but realize this, I wrote only the C++ by myself; the HTML, Javascript, and CSS code with countless hacks to support the "Real World" was developed with help from many, many, many others. You'll need to use hacks like that as well. If you do "everything myself from zero" you'll spend months or years testing your CSS in dozens of browsers finding cases where the "Real World" just gets in the way. Or, as is much more likely, you'll realize that such a path is a colossal waste of time and use resource that has already done that testing and discovery.

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    Ok thanks for the advice. At least, i know the truth now. Know i just knew why tech company love to sue each other

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