Liferay In Action




Book Description Liferay in Action is the official guide to building Liferay portal applications using Java and JavaScript. If youíve never used Liferay before, donít worry. This book starts with the basics: setting up your development environment and creating a working portal. Then, it builds on that foundation to help you discover social features, tagging, ratings, and more. Youíll also explore the Portlet 2.0 API, and learn to create custom themes and reusable templates.

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.

Whatís Inside

  • Complete coverage of Liferay Portal 6
  • Covers both the commercial and open source versions
  • Custom portlet development using the Portlet 2.0 spec
  • Liferayís social network API
  • Add functionality with hooks and Ext plugins

Table of Contents PART 1 WORKING WITH LIFERAY AND PORTLETS

  1. The Liferay difference
  2. Getting started with the Liferay development platform

PART 2 WRITING APPLICATIONS ON LIFERAYíS PLATFORM

  1. A data-driven portlet made easy
  2. MVC the Liferay way
  3. Designing your site with themes and layout templates
  4. Making your site social
  5. Enabling user collaboration

PART 3 CUSTOMIZING LIFERAY

  1. Hooks
  2. Extending Liferay effectively
  3. A tour of Liferay APIs

Book Details

Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications (September 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193518282X
ISBN-13: 978-1935182825