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I am OK with a full rebuild by a new team but before i search for them I just wanted some assistance from a coders point of view since i am not. This time around I do know i want a framework and I just want good clean php coding. Are there protocols or things i should ask for when finding this team so that i can relay to them I am in the know?
I guess my question is how or what can I do as a non coder to make sure they code this time around clean, commented, solid coding so that if and when we need future work anyone can work on this easily and it not be a mess and its just coded right.
I imagine most coding is logical and depends on the coding team but what can i do to find a coding team to let them know this needs to be done right.
I do pride myself on the ability to create a scope, flow and system so they easily know what i want and this time around they will have the old site to clone off of as well.
I was initially open to a CMS or 3rd party like drupal or joomla but feel i need a custom php solution due to the niche and flexibility of custom features I need. I do also want to stay with PHP and MYSQL as i want to merge the preexisting users with the new build.
ANy help would be great, thanks!
I'm always wary of someone throwing up their hands and wanting to start afresh - even if there are significant problems with the old version. I'd read this for starters:
As a non-coder, it is difficult to impose a coding style, but you can make specific demands about clarity and documenting changes with the help of the new dev team. But see if the old site can be analyzed and upgraded without a total rewrite. :)