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  Another Liferay contest is on the way! This one, however, is a bit different than others you may have participated in previously. To celebrate the upcoming release of Liferay 7, we are holding a community Javadoc contest. It's simple; you write Javadoc for parts of Liferay you have expert knowledge on, and you accumulate points based on the amount of...

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Part 2 of this series is a short, but sweet one. This portlet was born out of a very specific customer requirement: the need to be able to see log files for some user that have Liferay web access, but no actual OS level access to the server itself. We first looked at using the Liferay Log Viewer portlet that is available in the Liferay Marketplace and while it partly covered the...

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                Caching is important part of any web application. We implement caching for our application on different levels. Generally we cache static resource on web server level and DB level caching on persistence level. Most of web-framework/portal provide some level of caching. Liferay strongly integrated caching in its core part and...

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This is not really a technical post. In what follows, I share two little tips for Liferay 6.2 users. This may also be useful to developers, unless you prefer crafting SQL to solve all your data problems (which you probably do). Let's get to them. #1: Find journal articles that use a particular structure Read the errata. When I was starting out with Liferay...

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Hochverfügbarkeit erreichen, aber wie? Das Ziel jedes IT-Verantwortlichen ist es die Systeme seines Unternehmens "hoch verfügbar" zu machen und das aus gutem Grund. Für Unternehmen ist es unerlässlich sicherzustellen, dass ihre Systeme immer online sind. Weltweit wird daran gearbeitet so nah wie möglich an das "Verfügbarkeits Nirvana" von 99,9999 Prozent zu gelangen. Load...

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  In this episode I'm talking probably one last time to James Falkner about upcoming changes... James was the first guest on Radio Liferay (back in episode 1 - as well as others) and now - at least temporarily until episode 56 is published - will be the last. We're talking about upcoming changes, and sadly it looks like this will be his last appearance on this program.  ...

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Over the last 5 years if there's anything I've learned it's that the only thing that doesn't change is change itself. I've been blessed to have been a part of many exciting changes at Liferay and our community, seeing it grow from 80 to almost 600 employees, and from 20k to 150k community members, and being given the chance to: Join an awesome company and work with...

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I hate when I have to spend time deploying changes in my Java classes. I wanted to know if there was a way of deploying them very fast. So I found out about Hotswap Agent and DCEVM and decided to give them a shot. So far, they meet my expectations. They get the job done fast... it seems instant! I would encourage anyone developing in Liferay to give it a try, and warn you that you...

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This is part 1 of a series of blog posts about a collection of tools I created during the last couple of months as a reaction to some problems I ran into. The first one is how to handle/debug emails while testing mail related items in Liferay. There is of course the standard option of configuring Liferay to use your company's mail server or your personal email account at...

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In this post I want to share how you can use Maven to do 2 important things in a Liferay project: patching and creating a deploy package.   While this way of patching is a very powerful way to modify Liferay in an automated way (no manual WAR/JAR patching) you should use it as sparingly as possible. If possible you should always try to use more...

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Back in October when we first introduced Launchpad Developer Preview, we put together a very simple documentation page for users. After seeing how people were interacting with the product we realized we needed a more robust structure. We pushed tons of improvements but still one of the challenges for every documentation is how easy people can find the content they are looking for....

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Starting from 2014, we have begun our relationship with the Ai Na Volunteer Center and we are so glad to see that many of our colleagues have participated in the activities held by Ai Na and more importantly, bettered themselves through the communication with the autism children and teenagers. So who/what is Ai Na and what does it do? Right now, this might be the biggest question...

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Hello all, I apologize it has taken so long to release a new version of Liferay IDE that supports Liferay 7 development.  But today we are pleased to announce the first milestone release for Liferay IDE 3.0.  And to quote a famous first line of a movie recently released:  "This will begin to make things right." For Eclipse Luna (4.4) and Mars (4.5), you can...

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Facebook (SSO) social login configuration with Liferay Portal   Facebook as social login to Liferay Portal      At some specific requirement portals needs allow users to login with cridentails of popular social sites Like Facebook, Google+ , Twitter  ...etc many mores social cridentails. ...

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Social SSO with Google + Follow below metioned steps to configure Google+ sso with liferay portal. Configuration in  developers.google.com 1. https://console.developers.google.com Login with google credentials.   2. Create new project.   3. Add Project Name   ...

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Digital Transformation of Learning is changing the way we learn and develop. Today, technology enables a variety of different approaches to teaching and learning. Phenomenon-based learning is one of the learning pedagogies that has recently raised a lot of discussion around the world. The results of this cutting-edge approach to education are seen as...

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How can you access custom classes within a JSP hook? Simple answer: you can't. Period. JSPs in a hook are running in the portal classloader, while your custom classes are running in the hook context classloader. So the JSP in the portal classloader does not know about your custom classes. In 2013 Kan Zhang wrote a blog post about how to use custom classes in a JSP hook....

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  In this episode, recorded at Liferay's Devcon 2015 in Darmstadt/Germany, I'm talking to Scott Nicklous and Neil Griffin. Scott is the specification lead for JSR-362 - otherwise known as the Portlet Specification 3.0 - and Neil serves as Liferay's representative on the expert group. Here are some of the topics that we talked about: JSR 362 page with all the latest...

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Content Friendly URL? This is one of those tidbits you get served on a platter if you're lucky enough to attend a Liferay training session. Anyway, content friendly url may not be the legit term, but what I'm referring to is a URL crafted using a Journal Article's urlTitle attribute, which is stored in every journalarticle record btw.  ...

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Overview Patching info for the Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE) may be identified using the Liferay Portal patching tool natively or via the Patching Tool Info plugin in the Control Panel. NOTE: The patching tool is only available for the Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE). It is not available for the Community Edition (CE). Using the Patching Tool via the...

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