Liferay Portal is the world's leading open-source portal platform built on Java and Web 2.0 technologies. It was designed to not only simplify your work experience but cater to your preferences and needs. With this book in hand, you will be able to solve all your Intranet development-related queries. After all, a solution shouldn't just work-it should work for you.
This practical guide gives you hands-on experience on using Liferay Portal. It uses the latest in Java, J2EE, and Web 2.0 technologies to deliver solutions for enterprises across both public and private sectors. This book will help you get to grips with Liferay Portal, allowing you to deploy its flexibility in a number of different scenarios to meet your key business needs.
This book is a complete guide to building an intranet with Liferay-assessing your needs, installing the software, starting using it, deploying portlets, customizing it per your requirements, and training users. The book focuses on leveraging the Liferay framework by configuring the XML files, without changing the underlying Java code. Each chapter gives practical guidance on how to install, use configure, customize, implement, integrate, and enhance Liferay portal. There are many step-by-step examples for better understanding.
Learn how to implement a complete corporate intranet using the features of Liferay
This book is a practical guide with a very user-friendly approach. The author has taken a virtual enterprise as an example and has used the features of Liferay to build a corporate intranet for that enterprise.
Who this book is for
This book is for system administrators or experienced users (not necessarily programmers) who want to install and use Liferay in their teams or businesses without dealing with complex code. Prior knowledge of Liferay is not expected for this book.
Dr. Yuan is an expert on Liferay Portal and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he had published three Liferay books from 2008 to 2010. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, enterprise content types including videos, audios, images, documents, and web contents, and other technologies such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich, where he focused on Integrity Control in Federated Database Systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He is experienced in SystemsDevelopment Lifecycle (SDLC) and has deep, hands-on, skills in J2EE technologies. He developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) Engine called BPELPower from scratch in NASA data center. As the chief architect, Dr. Yuan led and successfully launched several large scale Liferay/Alfresco projects for millions of users each month.read more