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offroadaaron    226

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking to build a website or buy one off the shelf and change it. I would like it to be something that resembles linkedin somewhat. I've done some googling and I can't find anything I really like. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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26 minutes ago, offroadaaron said:

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking to build a website or buy one off the shelf and change it. I would like it to be something that resembles linkedin somewhat. I've done some googling and I can't find anything I really like. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks!

 

 

What is your preferred programming language for such a website? There is a ton of complex back-end server side code to muck around with, which if you use Node.js as the server, that means Javascript or since it's Neowin, the Microsoft technology is ASP.NET in C#... Other common languages are PHP and Java...

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39 minutes ago, offroadaaron said:

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking to build a website or buy one off the shelf and change it. I would like it to be something that resembles linkedin somewhat. I've done some googling and I can't find anything I really like. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Here are a few GitHub searches for Javascript and C# to get you started.

 

Javascript:

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+language%3AJavaScript&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+network+language%3AJavaScript&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+web+language%3AJavaScript&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

 

C#:

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+language%3AC%23&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+network+language%3AC%23&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

https://github.com/search?o=desc&q=social+web+language%3AC%23&ref=searchresults&s=stars&type=Repositories&utf8=✓

 

 

Be careful when searching Github not to be too specific since 1) the GitHub search engine sucks and 2) It's all volunteer code so few people invest time in search friendly descriptions so if you are too specific to save yourself some time, you can miss out on a lot of interesting stuff... Often it makes sense to slog through the results hitting "next"

 

 

For example this search yields just 2 results:

 

https://github.com/search?utf8=✓&q=social+web+react+&type=Repositories&ref=searchresults

 

Yet all I did was add "react" to the search query and of course with React (https://github.com/facebook/react) being the fastest growing super trendy hip web technology of the last couple of years you can be sure there are way more sample social network type sites made with React than just 2.

 

So if you have been poking around on GitHub and haven't found anything, that might be why - because these days everyone is on GitHub and there are probably thousands of projects you could start with...

 

 

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offroadaaron    226

Thanks mate, I'll look into this and post back soon.

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