In this chapter, you'll learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum. This includes developing the database tables and user input forms, and displaying the results. When broken into pieces like this, such a task seems simpleand it is! The ultimate goal is to understand the concepts and relationships that go into making something like a discussion forum, not to create the world's most full-functioned systemin fact, you'll see it's sparse, but it sure is relational.
In this chapter, you will learn how to create the tables, input forms, and display of a simple discussion forum.