Hi how to develop forum like "java ranch forum" i mean i was thinking of its logic but stuck in one part that how to save and display the reply of others to particular subject started by one user sugessions will be appreciated
In your database you will need a Topic table, each topic will have an ID and can accept one or more posts. You would also store the user's ID in every post/topic they create and therefore would be able to sort by postByUserId
Originally posted by amit taneja: ya sure i will not post my query in more then one forum as it was my first qurery and thought that more ppl will reply so i posted on 4 forums
I m sorry for that...........
but I wanted to develop the forum in JSP and other database... just only to learn the concept.. thats it
This is a huge project, so you should break it into smaller pieces. You might not want to go as far as writing out a formal design, but some amount of design is necessary. What different parts will you need? As you have said, you need a database and some JSP code. What kind of information do you need to store in the database? How will you organize the data? If you need help with this part, you should visit the JDBC forum where database topics are discussed here at the Saloon.
As for the JSP code, how will you organize your code so that it is easy to maintain and make changes as you go? What classes do you think you need to write this program? What are each of these classes responsible for? For general design considerations and proper OOP techniques, you may want to visit the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum for help with specific questions. When you finally get to coding, you should go to the JSP forum for help with JSP syntax and APIs.
So to sum up, you need to come up with some kind of design and decide how you are going to solve this task. Writing some things on paper will definitely help you keep organized.