Lately, I’ve been having the desire to try to get a poetry website going where a person could go and get recommendations for poets based on their likes and dislikes. Essentially, it would be like one of those “People who enjoyed this book also liked this one!” thingies that sites like Amazon have.
But I don’t know much about programming, so I don’t know what this sort of database entails. Can someone give me an idea of the scope of what I’m asking? Is this a 15 minute job for a programmer, or a 15 year trek in the wilderness?
Assume I’m completely and utterly stupid. You won’t be far off.
You’d need to come up with a more detailed specification (your programmer can help you with this, of course) in order to get an accurate estimate, but it’s certainly not a major project, especially if you already have a database of poems and users. Days rather than weeks.
Oh, and yes I realize now you are doing poems instead of movies but I was just thinking of Amazon. I guess since people don’t usually buy individual poems (unless you are selling books of poetry), you will have to rely on a user rating system.