in reply to Re: How to calculate development time?
in thread How to calculate development time?

Thanks a lot.

The other posts does give me a better idea of what to do, but it is really nice to get some actual concrete ttimes. I do really hope that I can do it quicker than you did.

I am doing it on my own (Mad, I know :)). I know CGI scripting quite well, even though I have not used MySQL with Perl at all. I know basic SQL query syntax, enough to update, delete and select data from tables. I don't know if I'm going to use XML at all, not yet anyway. I know a lot about linux, but unfortunately only have FTP access to the site.

I am writing this from scratch.

I have about 4 months to do it, and can only work on it part time. I basically need to know if I am going to crash and burn?

I would really appreciate any specific comments on what to look out for when developing the site.

It will be a very basic system to start of with;
Job posting, resume posting (both as Form data), and search for current jobs/employees. My biggest problem at the moment is that he wants credit card billing for Employers when they post jobs, and I have no idea how I am going to do this. At the moment I am thinking of using someone like NetBanx to handle this for me.

Once again thanks for all the wonderfull fast replies.