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PHP

Aaron Brewer
Aaron Brewer
7,939 Points

The Treehouse Forum

I just wanted to let the folks over at Team Treehouse know this Forum Software you have built kicks butt. You should definitely make a series on creating this software. The Forum/Bulletin Board/Community software field is loaded with a bunch of junk, so something people can create for themselves may be a nice change. Plus, I'd use the heck out of it myself.

14 Answers

What would be a nice addition is a button to say 'Solved' or 'Done' for questions where someone's answered, but the answer wasn't everything the Author was looking for, so we can know that someone still needs help.

Thoughts?

J.T. Gralka
J.T. Gralka
20,126 Points

Hey Aaron,

I too really enjoy the forum system here at Treehouse, and I certainly know what you mean about the run-of-the-mill forum systems like VBulletin, Invision, and phpBB. If you're looking for something clean, fresh and open source, you should check out vanillaforums.org. It's really nifty and super easy to implement and tweak!

Cheers,

J.T.

P.S. - Andrew, I really like that idea. You should make a separate thread about it on the forum and add the "forum", "feedback" and "suggestion" tags to it! :-)

Khemraj Thapa
Khemraj Thapa
8,885 Points

Ditto what @Aaron said, would definitely love to have series for building this forum. I was curious what language was used to make this forum? Thanks

J.T. Gralka
J.T. Gralka
20,126 Points

Khemraj,

I suspect that this forum software is written using PHP or RoR, although I suppose there's no reason it couldn't be written using some other sort of server-side language. I don't know for sure either way, though.

Best,

J.T.

I think It's RoR from the Headers:

Cache-Control   must-revalidate, private, max-age=0
Connection  keep-alive
Content-Encoding    gzip
Content-Type    text/html; charset=utf-8
Date    Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:09:27 GMT
Etag    "0890cf442c6398135da04f0166b3c119"
**Server**  *nginx/1.2.3*
Status  200 OK
Transfer-Encoding   chunked
**X-Rack-Cache**    *miss*
X-Request-Id    e99a63547eb08403c86eedde6b1a11e5
X-Runtime   0.215325
X-UA-Compatible IE=Edge,chrome=1

Normally X-Rack-Cache is a RoR module? and Apache's 'usually' used for PHP, not nginx, at a guess.

J.T. Gralka
J.T. Gralka
20,126 Points

That's pretty sleuthlike of you to come to that conclusion. :-) I wouldn't have thought of that.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Andrew -

Or you could just check out builtwith.com

Which says ... Ruby on Rails and Nginix

J.T. Gralka
J.T. Gralka
20,126 Points

James, I never new such a site existed! That is pretty cool!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@JT - It's pretty neat especially the trends section which shows how popular a particular technology on the top sites on the web.

Khemraj Thapa
Khemraj Thapa
8,885 Points

cheers for the answers guys :D

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@JT - So apparently tagging has been added to the forum, I see you tagged me. But I can't figure out how it works, how did you managed to do that?

J.T. Gralka
J.T. Gralka
20,126 Points

I cheat and turn every person's name into a link. I figure that's the best work around until tagging is added. Maybe it'll catch on. :-)

Edit

Yeah - I realize it's a little bit of extra work, and probably not very semantic of me, but I do it anyway. :-)

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

J.T. - I never noticed that you did that before. :smile:

rajan lagah
rajan lagah
2,539 Points

hello every one, i completed Stormy Weather app and successfully uploaded it on Play story.