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Liferay - Portal Development, Portal Adminstration features, Continuous Integration in Liferay and more.


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Presentation for beginners to know all terms associated to Liferay from liferay features, liferay development- Plugins SDK, Themes, Portlets, Layouts, Exts, Web Plugins, CI and automation and Why use Liferay

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Liferay - Portal Development, Portal Adminstration features, Continuous Integration in Liferay and more.

  1. 1. Liferay Swati Bansal
  2. 2.  Introducing Liferay  Terminologies  Liferay Use Cases  Liferay Features  Liferay Application Development  Liferay CI and Automation  Why Liferay
  3. 3. Introducing Liferay Liferay Portal is the open source leader for enterprise portal technology.
  4. 4. What is a Portal? Software platform for building websites & web applications.
  5. 5. How does a Portal Work?  Portals build websites by assembling portlets (small web applications) or gadgets onto a portal page.
  6. 6. What is Liferay? It's a WebSite... It's a Portal... It's a CMS... It is Liferay !
  7. 7. Liferay Framework
  8. 8. Liferay Use Cases Popular use cases include:  Web publishing & content management  Intranet / Extranet  Collaboration platform  Social network  EAI framework
  9. 9. Liferay Features Content Management Web Content • Full Web Publishing • Asset Library • Documents • Images • Videos • Office Integration • Structures and Templates Document Management • Users can change their views of repository folders • Inline preview of documents • Document metadata is easy to find • Versions are easy to review • Key Messages: • Liferay makes collaborating on documents easy • Liferay is approaching ECM capabilities • Liferay can be the only CMS users needCollaboration Suite Enterprise-Class Collaboration Tools • Blogs • Wikis • Message Boards • Enterprise Chat • Ratings and Comments • Tagging and Categorization • Social Equity
  10. 10.  Extend existing Liferay behavior/features/classes..  Create something brand new..  Developing against third party interfaces, web services, and other APIs..
  11. 11. Plugins  Plugins are separate hot deployable war files.  Currently there are six types of plugins:  Portlets  Themes  Layout Templates  Hooks  EXT  Web Modules  Plugins SDK: Simple environment for development of Liferay plugins.
  12. 12. Portlet Plugins  Portlets are small web applications that run in a portion of a web page.  Choose from existing Liferay portlets ( ray/liferay- plugins/tree/master/po rtlets)  Define a custom portlet application to suit your business need.
  13. 13. Theme Plugins  Customize the overall look and feel of Liferay.  Written using templating languages Velocity and Freemarker.  Integrate nicely with the web technologies you already know: HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript.
  14. 14. Default Liferay Theme
  15. 15. What you can achieve?
  16. 16. Layout Templates- How your portlets will be arranged on a page?
  17. 17. Hooks  Allow you as a developer to override parts of core Liferay with your own implementation.  Lightweight customizable archive.  Allow customization of 4 main features:  Portal properties  E.g. Disable default “Terms and Conditions” page for a new user  Language properties : Per country and per key.  JSP files  Change the look and feel of existing portlets  Services
  18. 18. Liferay Hooks
  19. 19. EXT Plugins  An EXT plugin can modify the portal's core classes and behavior in ways that are not possible with a Hook.  E.g. Removing sections from user profile  Not Recommended:  Not hot deployable  Complicated redeployment process
  20. 20. Web Plugins  Integrate with 3rd party web applications.  Search engine integration plugins : E.g. Solr-web  Enterprise Service Bus integration plugins  Workflow plugins
  21. 21. Liferay CI and Automation Jenkin s TFSAutomation Scripts Ant Dev LifeRay Portal  QA LifeRay Portal Remote Publish LAR LAR files back to Jenkins
  22. 22. Why Liferay??
  23. 23. Why Liferay?  Open Source  Zero License Fees  Lowest Total Cost of Ownership  Rich out-of-the-box functionality  Open architecture  High Compatibility  Immediate ROI  Choice of application servers, databases, and operating systems