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How can I Create forum In my web Application

Paul Okeke
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Joined: May 16, 2009
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Please can some body tell me how I can create forum I my Web Application?
I mean something that will look like Facebook, Javaranch, etc...

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Wouter Oet
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Gather requirements, design one and build it. Or use existing software. I don't really see the question in this.

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Paul Okeke
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Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 58
I actually mean the approach to achieve this.
Dose it mean that I have to create a database and use it store and retrieve all the posts by my users all is there any other easier way out?
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

If you want to show a post to a user any time they click on the link for that post, then obviously you would have to store those posts somewhere.

So far your post is like "How do I build an office building?" You just can't answer that in two paragraphs or less. And you'll find that people aren't interested in trying to answer it either. The best you're going to get is what Wouter Oet already posted.
Michael Angstadt
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Joined: Jun 17, 2009
Posts: 277

It's not simple to do. There's no JavaRanchForum class in Java...

I would do some Google searching first to see if there are any forum applications out there for JavaEE that you could use.

Paul Okeke
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i will appreciate you effort
Bear Bibeault
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Paul Okeke wrote:i will appreciate you effort

He didn't say he'd do your work for you. He said that's what you should do.

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Ravi Kiran Va
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Joined: Apr 18, 2009
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Jforum is the solution for you , you can download the zip and can work on that .

But the problem is that they are right now closed , so you will get no suppourt from them

all the best .

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Lester Burnham

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
There are plenty of options:
chetan dhumane
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Joined: Jan 07, 2009
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Or go for phpbb but it's in php but widely used and good support.
Search for phpbb in google.

Yes you can also try javabb which is in JSP,Servlets.

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Raphael Okochu

Joined: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 22
Hi Bro, How you dey? Have you heard about liferay, maybe you should check it out, its a fully functional java based web portal.
Hope this helps.

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