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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Required Tips and Topics for Learning Liferay


Liferay is java based portal technology and it is open source. I will give some tips and topics from which you will get some idea and interest to start liferay.

  • We need have basic understand in fundamentals and core principles of java programming language.
  • We need to have good understating about web and its related technologies.
  • Don’t jump into direct programming and development instead of that understands the concepts and its use.
  • Join liferay forums and other forum discussions so that you can interact with many experts and their answers.
  • Explore Liferay Portal Source code.
  • Execute sample examples, explore source code and its features it’s not only for Liferay other examples in java too.
  • Don’t be feel pressure when you learn Liferay and initially it need minimum time to understand so don’t be scare or don’t give up in the middle of learning.
  • Read all Liferay Guides like Liferay User Guide, Administration Guide and Developer guide.
  • Read Liferay Wikis and there are many experts’ wikis are available.
  • Read Liferay Experts Blogs Posts and Try to write blogs posts from your side.
  • Daily spend minimum 30min time to explore and find new things in related technologies so that you can update your knowledge regularly.


Core Java
  • Object oriented principles
  • JDK and Its API classes

Advanced Java
  • JDBC
  • Servlet
  • JSP

Web Technologies
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java Script (jQuery, AUI and YUI)
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • XPath

RDBMS Databases and Its languages
  • MySQL
  • Oracle Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Language

  • Web servers (Apache Web server)
  • Application Servers (Tomcat, JBoss Application Server, GlassFish Server and Jetty)

MVC Based Frameworks
  • Struts
  • Spring
  • JSF

Persistence Technologies
  • Hibernate
  • JPA

Portlet Technology
  • Basics about Portal technology
  • Difference between Portlet technology and Servlet Technology
  • Portlet Specification (JSR 168&286)
  • Servlet containers and Portlet Containers
  • Portlet Lifecycles and Its execution Flow.
  • Develop sample JSR 168&286 standard Portlet
  • Understanding about Generic Portlet

  • Liferay Portal Basic Introduction
  • Liferay Portal Installation
  • Portlet Development Environment.
  • Liferay MVC Portlet Development
  • Liferay Service Builder
  • Liferay Custom SQL and Dynamic Query API
  • Liferay Portlet Preferences
  • Inter Portlet Communication (IPC)
  • Liferay Hooks
  • Liferay Themes
  • Liferay Exts
  • Liferay Layouts
  • Liferay webs
  • ANT
  • Eclipse
  • Liferay IDE


We have many things in liferay you can follow the liferay developer guide which consist more topics.

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