Chapter 1. The Liferay difference

This chapter covers

  • Understanding portals then and now
  • Exploring what Liferay is and how to work with it
  • Defining basic portal concepts
  • Using Liferay to design a portal

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a list of a bunch of products. You created this list by looking at the feature claims of various software platforms that seem to do something close to what you want to ...

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