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Discussion Forum and estimate of time

Murali Mohan
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Joined: Jun 14, 2001
Posts: 47
Hi all,
I am planning to build a Discussion forum similar to our java ranch forum using MVC without EJBs. To design Database , design and develop screens howmany days can we estimate to do it?
[ November 03, 2003: Message edited by: Murali Mohan ]
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
I don't know, but if I had to estimate it, I would use something along the lines of

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
I hope you realise that "a discussion board similar to JavaRanch" is way too vague a specification to estimate from.
I know several people who have tried to do such a project, and almost all of them have never even made it to producing any useful code. My suggestion is that you decide for yourself what is the absolute, bare-bones, don't-care-how-nice-it-looks, minimum you can think of which can still be counted as some sort of discussion board. Then (a) estimate just that bit of software; (b) produce it and see how long it takes; (c) multiply any future estimates by the ratio between (b) and (a).
Ultimately, only you (or whoever is asking you to make this) can decide when you are finished, and that is a vital input to any estimate.

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