I was just wondering what people thought were the best bulletin board software in Java?
One thing I'd like is the ability to grab information from the database, so some type of access API would be good. Google has the Blogger API, which would allow me to get at the information in the database, but I can't seen any forums or blogger type of software that implements this API. JForum is trying, but it'll take a while, I'm sure.
I found with JForum that I couldn't understand the database, so just trying to write JDBC code that pulled information from the database was time consuming.
I know people are always asking the JavaRanch to use a Java based forum software. If JavaRanch was to make the switch, is there one in particular they would prefer?
my question would be: Why does it have to be a Java solution? Shouldn't you simply want the BEST solution, regardless of the underlying technology? [ June 11, 2008: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Some of the JavaRanch team have looked at various options in the past; judging by that, JForum would certainly be a strong contender. I don't think it has a web service kind of interface, but my impression was that working with it on a JDBC level wasn't especially hard. Is there something in particular you're struggling with?