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Liferay Portal Systems Development

Jonas X. Yuan

Build dynamic, content-rich, and social systems on top of Liferay with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849515986
Paperback546 pages

About This Book

  • Use Liferay tools (CMS, WCM, collaborative API and social API) to create your own Web sites and WAP sites with hands-on examples
  • Customize Liferay portal using JSR-286 portlets, hooks, themes, layout templates, webs plugins, and diverse portlet bridges
  • Build your own websites with kernel features such as indexing, workflow, staging, scheduling, messaging, polling, tracking, auditing, reporting and more

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Java developers who don't need any prior experience with Liferay portal. Although Liferay portal makes heavy use of open source frameworks, no prior experience of using these is assumed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Liferay Enterprise Portal
Liferay functionalities
Framework and architecture
Systems development
An example: Knowledge base management
More useful information
Chapter 2: Service-Builder and Development Environment
Plugins SDK development environment
Portal and plugins structure
Default data population
Default project creation and templates
Fast development
Chapter 3: Generic MVC Portlets
Plugin portlet project
Basic MVC portlet
Advanced MVC portlet
Rebuilding services
Dynamic query API
Custom query
Security and permissions
Chapter 4: Ext Plugin and Hooks
Ext plugin
Deploy processes
Class loader proxy
Chapter 5: Enterprise Content Management
Image management
Document management
Records management
Chapter 6: DDL and WCM
Web content management
WYSIWYG editor
Expando custom attribute
Dynamic data lists and dynamic data mapping
Asset, tagging, and categorization
Chapter 7: Collaborative and Social API
Asset management
Assets collaboration
Social identity repository
Chapter 8: Staging, Scheduling, Publishing, and Cache Clustering
The pattern: Portal-Group-Page-Content
LAR export and import
Local staging and publishing
Remote staging and publishing
Scheduling and messaging
Cache clustering
Chapter 9: Indexing, Search, and Workflow
Webs plugins
Indexing and search
Chapter 10: Mobile Devices and Portlet Bridges
Layout template plugins
Theme plugins
Portlet bridges
Struts 2 portlet
JSF 2 portlet
Spring 3 MVC portlet

What You Will Learn

  • Provide complete coverage of both the commercial and open source versions of Liferay Portal 6.1 within the real-world example Knowledge Base portlet
  • Build basic and advanced MVC portlets with the Service-Builder and RBAC permissions, helping you to build enterprise-ready Java web sites
  • Use Ext plugins and Hooks, allowing you to perform custom actions on your portal
  • Manage images, documents, videos, audio, and records using the Document and Media Library and record management
  • Build web content and web forms using the WYSIWYG editors, Custom Attributes, assets tagging and classification, and Dynamic Data List
  • Create a collaborative and social API complete with Ratings, Comments, Subscriptions, Collaboration, Social Equity, and Asset Links
  • Improve your portal with staging, scheduling, remote publishing, caching, clustering, indexing, search, and workflow.
  • Build WAP mobile-based applications and leverage diverse portlet bridges like JSF, Struts, and Spring MVC

In Detail

Liferay portal is one of the most mature portal frameworks in the market, offering many key business benefits that involve personalization, customization, content management systems, web content management, collaboration, social networking and workflow. If you are a Java developer who wants to build custom web sites and WAP sites using Liferay portal, this book is all you need.

Liferay Portal Systems Development shows Java developers how to use Liferay kernel 6.1 and above as a framework to develop custom web and WAP systems which will help you to maximize your productivity gains. Get ready for a rich, friendly, intuitive, and collaborative end-user experience!

The clear, practical examples in the sample application that runs throughout this book will enable professional Java developers to build custom web sites, portals, and mobile applications using Liferay portal as a framework. You will learn how to make all of your organization's data and web content easily accessible by customizing Liferay into a single point of access. The book will also show you how to improve your inter-company communication by enhancing your web and WAP sites to easily share content with colleagues.


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