Becoming familiar with a platform as large and fully featured as Liferay is a big task. You learn the ins and outs of what it can do, the tips and best practices of the experts, and you work your way through the APIs. As you do this, you become more and more familiar with how things work, become more proficient with the platform as you multiply successes on it, and start to think in terms of how you’d solve problems most effectively using the tools the platform gives you. Eventually, if you use it long enough, it can seem like an old friend that’s ready to stand by you and help you succeed in your projects.
Liferay Portal CE 7.0 was designed as an enhancement that builds off of what you already know. Its Code Upgrade Tool and this tutorial series–or Learning Path–help get your existing plugins running on Liferay Portal CE 7.0 right away. The tool automates much of the process. After you upgrade your plugins, you can build and deploy them as you always have.
Liferay Portal CE 7.0 has exciting improvements for developers too. This Learning Path shows you how to leverage them. Since you already know previous versions of Liferay Portal, you’re several steps ahead of everybody else.
This Learning Path describes the benefits of Liferay Portal CE 7.0 for developers compared to previous versions, the architectural improvements, the benefits that modularity brings, and how to develop modules and how they differ from traditional plugins. You’ll see all the options for leveraging new developer features, learn the pros and cons of each, and examine steps for optimizing your existing plugins for Liferay Portal CE 7.0.
In the end, we believe you’ll both want to adopt Liferay Portal CE 7.0, and you’ll see how you can thrive using it.
You’ll start by seeing the familiar, good things that remain the same and then examine what’s changed the most since Liferay Portal 6.