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Is the forum software available?

Hi, in the latest article Joel talks about the design decission made for the forum software. I want to know if this software is available for download somewhere?

Olli
Monday, March 03, 2003

Nope. It's hardcoded with a bunch of things that are specific to our setup and we don't have time to clean it up for distribution.

That said, I believe that there are people who have cloned it, I just don't know where.

Joel Spolsky
Monday, March 03, 2003

Here's a PHP / mySQL version that's very similar to the JoelOnSoftware boards:

http://www.johnsadventures.com/backend/DiscussionForum/APHPDiscussionForum.html

Alex Chernavsky
Monday, March 03, 2003

http://rik.org/discuss.php?cmd=show&thread=2

Big B
Monday, March 03, 2003

This type of software can be created by poorly trained chimps in just a few hours. Go find the PHP (or any language) manual and get to work.

Compare this to the 1960's when creating software like this required highly trained ex-NASA chimps.

Luser
Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Mommy how much is that chimp in the window?

Li-fan Chen
Tuesday, March 04, 2003

The chimp is $10 for the first hour, then $5 for each additional hour. You are responsible for feeding the chimp.

Luser
Tuesday, March 04, 2003

I'm interested in the Extreme Programming methodology.

Is a second chimp available?

Dunno Wair
Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Nope.  Chimps are too smart to fall for gimmicks like that.

Greg Falcon
Wednesday, March 05, 2003

What if I offered him stock options?

Dunno Wair
Wednesday, March 05, 2003

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