[development] how to start a drupal like project

Kyle Mathews mathews.kyle at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 14:50:47 UTC 2008

One other option -- Drupal is open source of course. You're welcome to
borrow code from Drupal or any of the other innumerable php frameworks out
there. But like the others said, are you sure you can't build what you want
on Drupal -- it'd save you gobs of time provided there's not some fatal


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On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Amy Stephen <amystephen at gmail.com> wrote:

> You might try this title, although I have not read it. ->
> http://www.packtpub.com/PHP-5-CMS-Framework-Development/book
> Your points about "reinventing the wheel" and "repeating the same stupid
> mistakes" are good ones. One of the most important benefits of adopting a
> community based solution is having access to the work of many, many
> intelligent people - that has been tested by time and diverse install base -
> and has been improved with that experience.
> I recommend you use Drupal and direct your creative energies towards
> bringing improvements to that project. What you'll begin with is quite
> amazing. Why reinvent the wheel or start over at the beginning?
> Anyway - all the best!
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 7:02 AM, My Own Linux <myown.linux at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I am asking this because I was working on a FOSS project for many months
>> and few bad initial design decisions and I had to spend a lot of time
>> rewriting a lot things, and basically the project has come to a dead halt
>> because it just not possible to fix those things now !
>> I dont want to repeat the same mistakes again  :) I want to be more
>> careful this time.
>> I just to know what the provable things and the best approaches for such
>> projects - reinventing the wheel and repeating the same stupid mistakes is
>> just not fun :)
>> :D
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