Review: Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development

Last week I finished reading the book Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development received from Packt Publishing for a review. I found fluent reading of this book, and very interesting especially for those facing for the first time the front-end development and want to learn how to create portals (themes and layout) by following the principles of Responsive Web Design (RWD). The approach from start to finish is a step-by-step with a good level of detail.

If you have a good experience in Java programming, Servlets and Java Server Pages, you can get the most benefit by reading this book. For developers and architects experienced Liferay this book will be useful because it shows the most recent technologies for developing portlets and their strengths and weaknesses.

Each chapter of the book is approached with concrete examples of referred you can then download the complete project. In this way it is possible for the reader to go back to analyze them carefully the sample project.

It would have been interesting to include in the beginning of the book a chapter that illustrate all of the important innovations introduced by the new version 6.2 of Liferay for example:

  • AlloyUI 2.0
  • Bootstrap 2.3.2
  • Application Display Templates
  • Dockbar (with Notifications support)

Enjoy reading! and logo is a trademark of Packt Publishing Ltd and is protected by international copyright laws.

Antonio Musarra

I began my journey into the world of computing from an Olivetti M24 PC ( bought by my father for his work. Day after day, quickly taking control until … Now doing business consulting for projects in the enterprise application development using web-oriented technologies such as J2EE, Web Services, ESB, TIBCO, PHP.

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