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Thomas Harrington
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Why do you use CGI and not JSP. This *is* a java site, right? What is next, ASP?
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Most of Javaranch actually does use J2EE technology. If you would ever venture out of the forums and realize there is a lot more to Javaranch you might notice the .jsp extensions.
The UBB software that was purchased for the Forums uses CGI. At the time, I think that there weren't any J2EE BB Solutions readily available or at least that offered the features needed.
Several attempts have been made to update the UBB software including the testing of JIVE which does use J2EE. However, the cost of upgrading and the time and trouble has overidded the need to do so.
 
Randall Twede
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its a matter of not re-inventing the wheel..the existing cgi(s) that comes with UBB works just fine, so why change it?
 
Michael Morris
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its a matter of not re-inventing the wheel..the existing cgi(s) that comes with UBB works just fine, so why change it?
ROFL
Yea, until the U Been Bit god eats your post on an edit!
 
Thomas Harrington
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
its a matter of not re-inventing the wheel..the existing cgi(s) that comes with UBB works just fine, so why change it?

The reason why is to show the world that you can do it with java, and do it better. All you would need is Tomcat, MySql, and some code. I am sure we could build this site in all Java.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Thomas Harrington:

The reason why is to show the world that you can do it with java, and do it better. All you would need is Tomcat, MySql, and some code. I am sure we could build this site in all Java.

Well Thomas, go ahead and show the world. Let us know when you have a product and then give it to us so we can help you show the world.
 
Jason Menard
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I'm moving this to the JavaRanch forum. Please continue discussion on this topic there.
 
John Smith
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Michael Morris: the existing cgi(s) that comes with UBB works just fine.
What's all this noise about cgi not scalable because of the new process per request?
 
Thomas Paul
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Funny, but when I tried to respond I kept getting 503 - Service Not Available. Eugene, UBB is a memory pig which is why we don't allow multi-forum search.
Anyway, writing a Java forum is not a trivial exercise. Since we all have real lives (and in many cases real families that require part of our time) we simply don't have the time to write a full-featured Java forum.
The only Java forum out there is called Jive. Jive is pretty good but it does not have all the features of UBB and requires a lot of time to customize. We have a custom version that we have been testing but the problem is how do we convert several hundred thousand posts from UBB to Jive?
 
paul wheaton
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The folks that make UBB have a java solution too, but I think they want lots of money for it and they want you to run it on their server (although the latter part may have changed).
 
Thomas Paul
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UBB.x. It requires you to host with them. Starts at $21 a month for shared (250 mb storage, 3gb traffic) or $499 per month dedicated.
 
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