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mastering liferay

Pankaj Shet
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Joined: Sep 08, 2006
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I am new to Liferay, what are the prerequisites for studying liferay?
Please help me in Knowing the prerequisites for themes, portlets, ext, hooks and custom layout templates each at the architecture levl.
Thanks and regards,

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Maneesh Godbole
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The portlet faq page has some helpful links

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Amro Ali

Joined: Feb 29, 2012
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For themes and layouttpl you need Apache velocity, css, jQuery or AlloyUI as a javascript library and HTML

For portlets you need to understand JSR 286 for custom portlet development, an understanding of Spring, Hibernate and axis would help. You will also need to understand how the service.xml in the liferay framework for back end and Service layer generation. you will need knowledge of the permissions framework in liferay as well if you want custom permissions.

other than that, there will come times you will need to expand on the liferay source. for minor adjustments (editing jsps or adding some extra steps in service methods) use liferay hooks. For major changes you will need to use the ext. To handle liferay hooks and ext you will need to understand Struts 1.0 as well as liferay MVC.
Axis would help for exposing services. you will definitely need to adjust the in the ext using

The ideal Application server for liferay is Tomcat and for IDE use eclipse and liferay plugins for it, or you can download the liferay developer studio (not sure if this is available to community users)

Portal source will help you extensively when extending and developing in liferay hooks and ext.
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