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  • The vBulletin kid?

    Hi there,

    Is vBulletin one of those huge things that was initially programmed by a teenager up in his bedroom? Or was it initially programmed by an Indian for freelance work at $0.10/hour?

    Regards,
    YoungCoder
    Young Computer Programmers Forum

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    No. It was originally programmed by John.

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    • #3
      John was a teenager (19) when he started coding vBulletin 1.

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      • #4
        Disclaimer: No Indian kids or animals were hurt during the programming of this software (to our knowledge).

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        • #5
          He was thought to have been in a sweat shop for programmers at the time being paid only 1 cocoa bean and a turnip a week.

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          • #6
            I'm curious myself to see how it all started. Well of course a brief summary, not the whole story, I'm sure that would take too long.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Neocorteqz
              I'm curious myself to see how it all started. Well of course a brief summary, not the whole story, I'm sure that would take too long.
              It would be a good reading.
              Ken Iovino
              Full Time PHP, Ruby and iOS Developer

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              • #8
                John and James ran a website called vbworld that used UBB (now known as UBB.classic) performance was generally bad since it was all flatfile. John created a clone in PHP and MySQL, he tried to sell it to Infopop. They said no, john and james decided to market it after some badgering from Martin.

                vB 1.1 was the first public release back in 2000~

                All the current development staff were people who wrote modifications at the time, order in which they were employed was Mike, Freddie, Kier, Me. At least I think that is the order

                Mike, Freddie, Kier worked on vB2
                Mike, Freddie, Kier and myself on vB3
                Last edited by Kier; Wed 1 Jun '05, 5:08am.
                Scott MacVicar

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                • #9
                  Thats a great story, i'm going to read it to my kids at night, also my name is Freddie
                  Young Computer Programmers Forum

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by YoungCoder
                    Hi there,

                    Is vBulletin one of those huge things that was initially programmed by a teenager up in his bedroom? Or was it initially programmed by an Indian for freelance work at $0.10/hour?

                    Regards,
                    YoungCoder
                    Check out the following:

                    http://www.sitepoint.com/article/joh...ival-vbulletin

                    http://www.sitepoint.com/article/int...arby-vbulletin
                    :)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scott MacVicar
                      John and James ran a website called vbworld that used UBB (now known as UBB.classic) performance was generally bad since it was all flatfile. John created a clone in PHP and MySQL, he tried to sell it to Infopop. They said no.
                      Wonder what they would be saying now?
                      "Damn we should of bought it!"

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                      • #12
                        JelSoft should turn around and purchase InfoPop! LOL
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                        • #13
                          how old are john and james?
                          Originally Posted by Zachery
                          John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

                          Originally Posted by Martin
                          We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Vtec44
                            JelSoft should turn around and purchase InfoPop! LOL
                            Waste of money, whats so good about Infopop?
                            well, it would be good to buy it and shut it down

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                            • #15
                              I bet infopop really feels bad now

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