Liferay Portal is a Java-based open source enterprise web platform for building portal solutions. It supports open standards with a very flexible architecture. Its deployment support matrix covers hundreds of different combinations of hardware, operating systems, application servers or servlet containers, relational databases, and integrations with third-party applications.
To make the explanation simpler, the following development environment is used across this book. Of course, you can use other operating systems or different versions of the appropriate software.