I’m suddenly on to two new projects that are going to require me to either learn PHP or Rails, or some other alternative database program.
The project is not all that dis-similar from things that already exist.
Basically there’s a database of items (listed by sellers who have profiles in a directory) and a database of buyers.
So we have:
- Sellers Profiles
- Buyers Profiles (each buyer can have up to 5)
Sellers and buyers each have a dashboard as well.
Buyers will be able to rate Items and Sellers.
Sellers will be able to rate Buyers Profiles.
Everything must be searchable.
Some kind of OpenID system will be used to handle logins.
I want to use modules and pre-built components as much as possible for this thing, so I can get it moving.
Any suggestions on something that has great documentation and ease-of-use for beginners?
I’m not averse to learning what I need to, but shortcuts would be GREAT.