my dog learned polymorphism
The moose likes Portals and Portlets and the fly likes Tutorial on Liferay Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Portals and Portlets
Bookmark "Tutorial on Liferay" Watch "Tutorial on Liferay" New topic

Tutorial on Liferay

Vinay Belagavi

Joined: Jun 15, 2006
Posts: 29
I am very new to Liferay and portal development. Can you suggest any good tutorial, books or links which shows how to create portal based applications and the technologies needed to develop the same.My objective is to learn Liferay and create portlets using java.

Prasad Krishnegowda
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 662

There are a lot of good articles to get started up in the liferay community wiki. Also, I strongly recommend you to register on the, from where you can get involved in the disccussion and access the liferay community wiki..
Tim McGuire
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 30, 2003
Posts: 820

The best word for liferay documentation and tutorials is "patchy". There are bits here and there. Javadocs do not exist. Finding anything takes digging.

The wiki and forum are hit and miss with regards to quality and freshness. One frustrating thing is that they have comments on the WIKI. So you have to read the Wiki article and then read through all the comments to make sure there isn't erroneous information in the Wiki article.

People have posted screencasts ( here, for example)
and blog posts

The best way to learn is to install the Tomcat bundle and the plugins SDK and try to make it do what you want. When you get stuck, ask a question here and we'll do our best to answer.
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
subject: Tutorial on Liferay
It's not a secret anymore!