Chapter 2. Getting started with the Liferay development platform

This chapter covers

  • Installing a Liferay bundle and setting up a database
  • Setting up the Plugins SDK
  • Generating plugin projects
  • Writing your first portlet

Liferay provides you with an extremely powerful development platform that allows you to do everything from provide your own portlet applications to customize the platform’s core functionality. You probably have all kinds of ideas of what you want to do with your web site: what your users’ first experience should be, how they will interact, and even mundane things like what the registration process will be like. You have the ability to define these features any way you want to with Liferay, but you need to understand where ...

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