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Creating a social networking site

ms raaghu
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Hi,
We are planning to develop a small social networking site as our project work, so can any one give us
an idea , how to start about and give some basic requirements for developing a site of that kind.
planning to use springs and hibernate as our framework.

Please tell the basic requirements .

thanks,
David Newton
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Why not just look at an existing social networking site and see what functionality they offer?
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And then get sued for violating some patent...


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David Newton
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Your site has friends! Lawsuit! One-click following! Lawsuit!

*sigh*
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Start by working out scenarios of how the site would be used from the point of view of users who want to accomplish various things, include the scenarios the administrator of the system will need.

When your project group has enough written scenarios (also called case studies) the basic requirements should become obvious.

The more time you put into that initial stage, the less time you will waste when coding.

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David Newton wrote:Your site has friends! Lawsuit! One-click following! Lawsuit!

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You make it sound as bad as it is... Remember Amazon's one-click shopping?
ms raaghu
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Hey thanks for all the ideas given.. but can you please tell what are all basic scenarios as such???
can you please give a brief ideas on what are all the prerequisites...or is there sites which gives a basic on that??
David Newton
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Have you ever used a social networking site?
ms raaghu
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ya offcourse am using twitter
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ms raaghu wrote:We are planning to develop a small social networking site as our project work, so can any one give us
an idea , how to start about and give some basic requirements for developing a site of that kind.
planning to use springs and hibernate as our framework.

How can we give you the requirements of your project? If you don't know what you're supposed to do, how can anybody else? Doesn't your company have product management? Also, it's generally not a good idea to decide on implementation details (like frameworks to be used) before the requirements have been fixed.
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ms raaghu wrote:ya offcourse am using twitter

Okay, so what's the issue? Why can't you look at Twitter (not what I'd use as a model of a social networking site, but that's a different issue) and figure out what functionality it has? Or any other social networking site? I don't see why you'd need help in figuring out what functionality to implement.
ms raaghu
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am a beginner to these web apps so just wanted help or tips to gather infos needed .
so if possible please help out in succeeding in this project
Kiaamaa Liammes
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try building some html templates , get clear idea on the functionalites you want to achieve , spring hibernate is a good choice on techonology side


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