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Somebody asked about .NET-based forum software here:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11046/forum-software-recommandations-net

Now I have a similar question but I prefer Java. I'm interested in building a community site so I'd like to know my options. It doesn't have to be free but it needs to be something a normal engineer can afford. Thanks!

Update: I prefer a Java-based solution because I'm a Java developer and I figure that it would be easier for me to customize it or modify its code when necessary. I know that PHP forums such as phpBB and vBulletin are very popular but I wouldn't want to touch PHP code.

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JForum - Follows MVC paradigm and uses Freemarker for the templates. Easy to understand the code, nice to use and easy to administer.

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Jive

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http://www.mvnforum.com/ has support for a lot of different database backends.

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JBoss Forums are quite good. They are portal based so easy to integrate into existing architecture.

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Sun and various other companies use Jive.

Is there a reason why you want Java based ? if you want cheap and best, then vBulletin is the best.

if you want open source and free, then phpBB(used by many forums) .

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You might want to try Tangler at www.tangler.com. It is a free online forum with technology based on Java, Javascript and Ajax. Being based on these tools, it is completely new technology different from other Forums and has a Web 2.0 feel.

They have a page: "Ten Things I Love About Tangler"

They are looking for developers wanting to help them test their API and widgets, so there is room for you to customize it.

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I would suggest Jive.

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JForum is clearly the best one. You could also see look up for embedded solutions or service oriented like Nabble, Lefora, Google Groups or Zoho Discussions.

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The best one is by Jive

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If u are a follower of open source , then there is a search platform Solr (http://www.lucidimagination.com/Downloads/LucidWorks-for-Solr/Reference-Guide) which is based on Java and PHP. So u can consider it as well.

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If u are a follower of open source , then there is a search platform Solr (http://www.lucidimagination.com/Downloads/LucidWorks-for-Solr/Reference-Guide) which is based on Java and PHP. So u can consider it as well.