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LifeRay Questions: Development & Integration. & Comparison

Michael Enudi

Joined: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 20
Good day,

My question are

1. Does the book handle LifeRay development (adding custom extensions to LifeRay portal)?
2. What about integrating other products on LifeRay portal. Example would be pentaho BI platform or custom web application
3. I would love to see a book compare products across functionalities. Like LifeRay, Alfresco, Microsoft Sharepoint and the like. Does the book handle that?

Rich Sezov

Joined: Dec 13, 2006
Posts: 17
Hi Michael,

To answer your questions:

1. The book is all about Liferay development. The purpose of the book is to show developers how to use Liferay as a platform for their web sites.

2. Since the book focuses on Liferay and its many APIs, there wasn't space for integration topics, as I wanted to make sure I covered as much Liferay functionality as possible. But if there's good demand, and the book is a success, I may be able to tackle some of those topics in a 2nd edition.

3. There aren't specific product comparisons in the book; I sort of thought that was the job of salespeople and not me. I'm just a technology guy, and like to write about the technology.


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