Portal Development with Liferay   Presented by Ayan Dave @ COJUG             on 01/13/2009
What is Liferay Portal?• Liferay Portal is world’s leading open  source enterprise portal application• It is built on top ...
What technical features does it                     provide?Technologies supported andused                              St...
What application features does it             provide?• Out of box tools – including wiki, blogs,  cms, document managemen...
Why use Liferay?• Need a portal based application• Need rapid development and / or  prototyping (Well, most projects do !)...
“Hmm, Interesting. I need to see   the application now ….”
“Wow, this has some good features.So how do I get my hands dirty with             code …”
Using the plugins sdk• Plugins sdk can be used to create portlets and  themes and deploy them to the Liferay portal• Easie...
Creating an extension environment• An extension environment can be created from  Liferay portal source• The ext environmen...
Service Builder• Liferay has very good service builder  utility. We can specify our domain model in  a service.xml file an...
“Ahaa, this looks good. So who         has used it?”
Examples• http://www.webjunction.org/• http://www.worldvision.org/• http://www.liferay.com/web/guest/products/  portal/sto...
“What about security and    performance?”
Security• Liferay Portal uses industry standard, government-  grade encryption technologies including advanced  algorithms...
Performance• Multi-tier clustering at any combination of multiple tiers  (presentation, service, business logic, and datab...
“I went to codemash last week andlearned these cool new technologies.  Is Liferay cool enough? (Gotcha                !!!)”
Liferay supports Web Services•   JSON•   Hessian•   Burlap•   REST•   RMI•   Spring HTTP•   WSRP•   WebDAV                ...
Liferay with Groovy, Ruby, PHP• We can create Groovy, Ruby or PHP  portlets and use them with Liferay• Liferay plugins rep...
In the news …• In 2008 Sun Microsystems and Liferay  teamed up to develop a common web  presentation technology           ...
Shortcomings• The ext-impl and ext-service structure – I  would like to use a web – app – domain  project structure• Need ...
Q&AContact: daveayan@gmail.com
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  1. 1. Portal Development with Liferay Presented by Ayan Dave @ COJUG on 01/13/2009
  2. 2. What is Liferay Portal?• Liferay Portal is world’s leading open source enterprise portal application• It is built on top of Java 1.5, Open Source and Web 2.0 technologies• Latest stable release is 5.1.2• JSR-286 compliant – Liferay is in the expert group of the jsr 2
  3. 3. What technical features does it provide?Technologies supported andused Standards• AJAX• Apache ServiceMix • AJAX• ehcache• Groovy • iCalendar & Microformat• Hibernate•• ICEfaces Java J2EE/JEE • JSR-168 (Portlets 1.0)• jBPM• JGroups • JSR-127 (JSF 1.0)• jQuery JavaScript Framework• Lucene • JSR-170 (Content Rep)• MuleSource ESB• PHP • JSR-286 (Portlet 2.0)*• Ruby• Seam • JSF-314 (JSF 2.0)• Spring & AOP•• Struts & Tiles Tapestry • OpenSearch• Velocity 3
  4. 4. What application features does it provide?• Out of box tools – including wiki, blogs, cms, document management• Communities and Organization Structure• Customized personal user pages• SOA Framework• Easy one click configuration 4
  5. 5. Why use Liferay?• Need a portal based application• Need rapid development and / or prototyping (Well, most projects do !)• Need collaboration, e-commerce, internationalization 5
  6. 6. “Hmm, Interesting. I need to see the application now ….”
  7. 7. “Wow, this has some good features.So how do I get my hands dirty with code …”
  8. 8. Using the plugins sdk• Plugins sdk can be used to create portlets and themes and deploy them to the Liferay portal• Easiest and fastest way to start building the enterprise portal application• Plugins are hot deployed to tomcat• Plugins are fully JSR compliant and plugins developed outside sdk can also be used• ant -Dportlet.name="hello-world" -Dportlet.display.name="Hello World" create• ant -Dtheme.name="sample-theme" -Dtheme.display.name="Sample Theme" create• ant deploy 8
  9. 9. Creating an extension environment• An extension environment can be created from Liferay portal source• The ext environment gives us complete control over the way the system behaves with ways to reconfigure default Liferay behavior• release.adave.properties• app.server.adave.properties• ant clean start build-ext (takes 7-8 mins)• ant clean deploy (takes 1-2 mins)• Configure root.xml on tomcat to connect to database• Run the app … 9
  10. 10. Service Builder• Liferay has very good service builder utility. We can specify our domain model in a service.xml file and run an ant task. The utility will create Java files, Hibernate files, and service classes• Service Builder is a RAD tool, we may choose to use our own service framework and layer instead 10
  11. 11. “Ahaa, this looks good. So who has used it?”
  12. 12. Examples• http://www.webjunction.org/• http://www.worldvision.org/• http://www.liferay.com/web/guest/products/ portal/stories 12
  13. 13. “What about security and performance?”
  14. 14. Security• Liferay Portal uses industry standard, government- grade encryption technologies including advanced algorithms such as DES, MD5 and RSA. Liferay was benchmarked as among the most secure portal platforms using LogicLibrarys Logiscan suite.• Pluggable Authentication• Email Verification• Granular Permissioning• LDAP Authentication• Session Management 14
  15. 15. Performance• Multi-tier clustering at any combination of multiple tiers (presentation, service, business logic, and database)• Advanced Caching• Page Caching• Load Balancing• Session Replication• Distributed Cache• Static Content Export• *Liferay Portal has been deployed to Amazon EC2 which uses virtualization and cloud computing technologies to scale dynamically to geographically specific areas of demand. 15
  16. 16. “I went to codemash last week andlearned these cool new technologies. Is Liferay cool enough? (Gotcha !!!)”
  17. 17. Liferay supports Web Services• JSON• Hessian• Burlap• REST• RMI• Spring HTTP• WSRP• WebDAV 17
  18. 18. Liferay with Groovy, Ruby, PHP• We can create Groovy, Ruby or PHP portlets and use them with Liferay• Liferay plugins repository has several examples of these 18
  19. 19. In the news …• In 2008 Sun Microsystems and Liferay teamed up to develop a common web presentation technology 19
  20. 20. Shortcomings• The ext-impl and ext-service structure – I would like to use a web – app – domain project structure• Need more integration with other enterprise systems 20
  21. 21. Q&AContact: daveayan@gmail.com

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