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prateek sharmaa
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hi all,
i am planning to build a project based upon JAVA.
the base concept is to build a java based discussion forum.
this is my first independent project so can anyone please suggest answers to following questions :
(1) how to start building a project.
(2) for text editor in my project should i use any existing editor or should i create editor on my own.

thanks
pratz
Vijitha Kumara
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(1) how to start building a project.

First thing of course is to identify the requirements. Then you need to design the application according to requirements. It's not easy to give a precise answer as this is really broad but if you start with this you can learn on your way...
(2) for text editor in my project should i use any existing editor or should i create editor on my own.

Chances are that you will find many implementations depends on the type of your application (web based etc..)
Darryl Burke
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Please BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites
http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1816378

Any more?


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prateek sharmaa
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hi Darryl,
i use JavaRanch only for all my queries but this time only i posted question to some other forum and only to Oracle forum since i am going to create a independent project on my own so i was little exited about that.

hi vijitha,
thanks for your valuable reply, definitely that is going to help me.
now the thing is i have done the basic research for that and went through some online forums.
now the remaining thing is which editor should i use(not the Java editor but the editor that end user of the application will use). i have searched internet also for the editors and come across some CKEditor. can you tell me how is it and if you can give some better suggestion.


thanks,
prateek
Wouter Oet
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But please tell us in advance that you're posting the same question in other forums.

Forums don't need the sophisticated functionality that CKEditor offers. I would start with a plain textarea and add functionality when you need it.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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First, creating a forum is a lot of work. There is already an open source forum software written in Java called JForum. (We extended it here.) You could look at it for ideas as to why.

If this is just an academic project:
> (1) how to start building a project.
Design. What are your major concepts - threads/forums/etc. What will the database look like? What technologies do you want to use? Do you have any requirements/goals?

> (2) for text editor in my project should i use any existing editor or should i create editor on my own.
Depends on your requirements. I would use an open source editor. Of course, I would also use an open source forum in the first place.


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prateek sharmaa
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hi,
thanks a lot Wouter and Jeanne.
ill take care from the next time if i am going to post the same question to some other forum.

this project i am doing it for my own knowledge.
i think ill go with the plain text area first and then later will enhance it slowly.

anyways thanks a lot guys. this was really helpful and will come up with more if come across some other problem.


thanks,
pratz
 
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