If I wanted to recreate a site like Kayak or Airbnb, for example, is there any sort of framework in place to manage such a daunting task?
I'm looking for something that handles the back end for a site where a user will input search parameters into a form and then be presented with results and can continue down 2 more steps to complete a purchase. This would be service, not product so anything shopping cart wouldn't be needed.
I need something fully customizable and flexible. Functionality would be on par with an Airbnb/Kayak type of site, so I'd want something with well optimized code that incorporates Jquery/ajax and allows anything on the front end.