Okay, I have recently been thinking of developing my own forum software (mainly because, so far, nothing offers EXACTLY what I want) but I have come across a few minor problems.
Firstly, I'm not entirely
sure what languages will be needed. I think that the list will at least include: MySQL, XML, XHTML, PHP or ASP, CSS or XSLT.
Secondly, I only know bits of some of those languages, so I would need to know what to focus on in order to have the best chance of making something exactly how I want it.
Thirdly, I have no idea what components I will have to build and how to link them all together to make the software.
And finally, I don't think I would be able to do the whole thing on my own.
If anyone can point out what I will need to learn language-wise and any example source code of forum software (the ones that are open-source, of course) then I would be extremely grateful.
In addition, if anybody would like to help (eventually - it may take a while for me to sort out all the language stuff) then I would be grateful for that, too