Experienced developers will learn how to use new Liferay APIs to build social and collaborative sites, use the message bus and workflow, implement indexing and search, and more. This book was developed in close collaboration with Liferay engineers, so it answers the right questions, and answers them in depth.
No experience with Liferay or the Portlets API is required, but basic knowledge of Java and web technology is assumed.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
Complete coverage of Liferay Portal 6
Covers both the commercial and open source versions
Custom portlet development using the Portlet 2.0 spec
Liferay's social network API
Add functionality with hooks and Ext plugins
Table of Contents
PART 1 WORKING WITH LIFERAY AND PORTLETS
The Liferay difference
Getting started with the Liferay development platform
PART 2 WRITING APPLICATIONS ON LIFERAY'S PLATFORM
A data-driven portlet made easy
MVC the Liferay way
Designing your site with themes and layout templates
Rich Sezov, Jr. is an unusual combination of software developer, writer, and trainer. Most of his career has been spent doing software development, but as Liferay's Knowledge Manager, he now has the opportunity to help others do the same by writing about it and teaching it. When Rich isn't working, you'll generally find him spending time with his wife and daughter, doing all kinds of interesting things, and (he hopes) not getting into too much trouble.