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Chris McFarland
Chris McFarland
673 Points

Fantasy sports website

Would someone with knowledge and experience please guide me to which path I should take as far as learning to create a website that functions like a fantasy sports website similar to fanduel.com.

Thank you

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


That particular website relies heavily on JavaScript, using at least four different JavaScript frameworks. So you will need a good education in client and server side JavaScript. Obviously there is some HTML and CSS related knowledge to be had and then there is back-end database for housing user accounts, league information, team information, etc. You will need to get comfortable with payment processing APIs, and while I have not researched it, I would venture a guess that most fantasy sports sites use the APIs provided by someone, along with the creation of their own scoring algorithms.

Beyond that, site security is high on the list as well.

If you want to tackle it, start with small pieces, get them tested and working and then add complexity.

Hope it helps,