I and my friend are starting aur project based on java . We are planning to create a java based forum software . But we are confused to wheather make it a app on windows communicating a DB server ....or to make it based on serverlets and somthing like vbulltein / phpbb etc .But i think they are outdated now .
But nonethless which will be a good option from learing point of view .
What technologies we should use (compatiable with oracle server )....
we both have just started JAVA