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Getting started with Liferay Portal 6? Check out this book …

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on June 8, 2010

Recently Packt Publishing sent me a copy of a new book by Jonas X. Yuan titled “Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets” for review. I must admit that I have not been through the book end-to-end in depth, but in the general skimming that I have done so far, it looks to be helpful for newbies/intermediate users of the Liferay Portal platform. The back cover of the book straight out states that it is NOT targeted at programmers and that shows in the content. For example, it is totally missing information on portlet development and Liferay development environment setup that can be found in Jonas’s other Liferay book titled Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development. With all the changes in Liferay Portal 6 related to the EXT/Plugins environment, those are certainly areas that Liferay Developers would benefit from, and maybe there will be an updated developer oriented book that will cover those topics.

In a nutshell, if you are a Liferay Portal administrator just getting started with the platform, or a technical evaluator/do-it-yourselfer working with Liferay for the first time, this book could be a handy tool in helping you getting a jumpstart with Liferay. The book has What’s Happening sections scattered throughout the content that give you a deeper insight into what you can achieve or what is happening behind the scenes. All in all – a good book if you fall in the target audience!

Check out the Packt site for more details on the book …

One Response to “Getting started with Liferay Portal 6? Check out this book …”

  1. Mayank Gupta said

    Hello Vivek,

    I am new to Liferay.I have started working with Liferay 6 Community Edition (BETA).
    Could you please guide a startup kit for me.

    With thanks and regards
    Mayank Gupta

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