Augie Hill

augie's list

This site was created because craig's list doesn't work for all marketplaces, like figure skating. A primary features is that it doesn't tie a person specifically to a location to look at classified ads. Being able to see all the old furniture that's for sale in your town is one thing, but what if you're looking for a men's size 10.5 ice dance boot? In that case, it's more important to see a bigger picture. If you're familiar with the concept of the "long tail", you'll immediately recognize the need for this type of site and it's potential value.

Built using JSP on an Apache Tomcat web server and a MySQL database. Includes Java object caching to reduce the number of MySQL database calls. Deduplicates submissions and stops robot activity using ReCaptcha. The clean URLs are thanks to the URL Rewrite Filter. Determines visitor location using MaxMind Geo Lite City. The audience is tracked using Google Analytics.