The first part of this book gives you an introduction to Liferay, showing you what it is, what it does, and how you can use its powerful features to implement your web site.
Chapter 1 introduces the portal landscape and how Liferay leads in that space. You’ll learn how Liferay’s users, roles, communities, and organizations work and how to navigate its interface. You’ll also see how to run a Liferay development project, using best practices that have been proven to work.
Chapter 2 hits the ground running by introducing you to Liferay’s development tools. You’ll learn how to use the Plugins SDK to create Liferay projects, and you’ll write your first portlet using the industry standard Portlet API.