What languages are used for a discussion board/chatroom?
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My question is in the subject line: What languages are used for a discussion board/chatroom? Also, would adding say, video chat, take an additional language(s)? Thanks in advance!
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Well The discussion boards (forums) can be written in any Server side web language. I personnaly use PHP/MySQL when I write them from scratch. However there are a LOT of good pre-made forum softwares out there and most people prefer to use those. I can't really give recomendations on pre-made forums because I make mine from scratch using PHP/MySQL. When you wright your forum don't panic. Break it apart into smaller sections, A forum at its essence is a guest book that Tim The Tool Man Taylor got a hold of. Design it on paper first and make sure you use OOP (trust me, I had to completly re-wright the first one I made because I decided to make changes and had not used OOP)
As far as a chat room goes You could technicly use PHP by forcing it to refresh every N amount of seconds. That tends to be slow and laggy though so I do not recomend it. You really should use a language that allows threading and runs well on the web. Java is pretty good at that from what I have heard. Don't make the site itself with Java but make the chat room using it.
All of that is assuming you are using a Linux/Uniux server. If you are using a microsoft server C#/Asp.net will take care of all your problems ..... must be nice to be rich
Edit: Wow I did not relise this topic was so old. Sorry.
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