Practical Liferay: Java–based Portal Applications Development

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Book Description

Liferay Portal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework that uses the latest Java and Web 2.0 technologies.

Web portals often function as a point of access to information on the World Wide Web. Web portals, such as Yahoo!, present information from diverse sources in a unified way. Aside from the search engine standard, web portals offer other services such as e–mail, news, stock prices, infotainment, and various other features. Portals provide a means for enterprises to supply a consistent look and feel with access control and procedures for multiple applications that otherwise would have been separate entities altogether.

So, how do developers bring existing applications, as well as integrate content management systems and search engines, into a portal? And how do developers get started with the Liferay Portal engine? In Practical Liferay: Java–based Portal Applications Development, Dr. Sarang answers these questions and more.

This book is for those who want to learn how to use Liferay to develop vertical or company–specific web portals and beyond. The book will serve as a practical guide to learning Liferay and developing real–world web portals.

What you’ll learn

  • Become an expert of the Liferay Portal engine.
  • Create dynamic web portals.
  • Use template–based design for easy fit and form.
  • Design and integrate discussion forums, chats, and IM.
  • Build blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, and more.
  • Use Liferay for developing Java–based content management software.
  • Deploy and manage portal administration.

Who is this book for?

This book is for web and portal developers who use Java to build Web 2.0 portals for their company, enterprise, or even personal use. The book does not require any programming background and will be very useful for web developers in learning practical portal development.

About the Author

Dr. Sarang in his long tenure of 20+ years has worked in various capacities in the IT industry. Dr. Sarang provides consulting and training in Enterprise Architecting, Solution Architecting, Design and Development to a large number of clients worldwide. He has been a consultant to Sun Microsystems for several years and his recent engagements include Director, Architecture for Kynetia (a Spanish origin MNC). He has been a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for two consecutive years. He has spoken in several international conferences on Java/CORBA/XML/.NET organized by O’Reilly, SYS–CON, WROX, SUN and Microsoft in various countries such as India, USA, UK, Switzerland, Singapore, and so on. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches in highly–acclaimed Microsoft Architect Summits and several other prestigious events. He has several research papers, journal articles and books to his credit.

Dr. Sarang has been a Visiting Professor of Computer Engineering at University of Notre Dame, USA and currently holds a position of adjunct Faculty at Univ. Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Mumbai where he teaches post–graduates courses, provides project guidance to post–graduate students and guides Ph.D. students. His current research interests include Distributed Systems, Mobile Computing and Algorithm Developments. He may be reached at

Book Details

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Apress (April 30, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1430218479
ISBN-13: 978-1430218470