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Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development by Jonas Yuan

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Architecture and framework

The most important aspect of any portal is its underlying architecture. Liferay portal architecture supports high availability for mission-critical applications using clustering, fully distributed cache, and replication support across multiple servers. The following figure depicts various architectural layers and functionality of portlets:

Architecture and framework

Service oriented architecture: SOA

Liferay portal uses SOA design principles throughout, and provides the tools and framework to extend SOA to other enterprise applications. Under Liferay enterprise architecture, not only can the users access the portal from traditional and wireless devices, ...

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