Nate Cavanaugh | 02 Oct 2007

One thing I've wished was a reality for Mail applications is to highlight all messages by a certain sender. I know everyone sorts and groups their emails differently, but I would think that sorting messages by Date is one of the most common.Sure, some people sort by title, some by Read or Unread status, but by far the most common use case I've seen is to sort by date, so you know...

Ivan Cheung | 27 Sep 2007

Here I am in Dalian, China, an area which I hardly know. I want to be open and excited about new experiences in a city not as documented as Beijing on the internet, but I can’t help but feeling helpless in many ways. I have one friend here (coworker), wireless router isn’t working properly..i haven’t found a bus schedule or foreigner friendly map…and the worst thing is that I...

David Truong | 26 Sep 2007

A recent blog made a comparison between Lotus 123 and Microsoft Excel.  I found it interesting because our CSA Brian Chan often uses this example when describing Liferay's company strategy.  And while I already posted on how I felt our product has become somewhat bloated, the article reminds me all the more, that it definitely is better to have too many features rather than...

Bryan H Cheung | 25 Sep 2007

I'm currently at the Web2ForDev conference in Rome, Italy, sponsored by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and many other organizations, including the International Fund for Agriculture Development, one of our clients. It's great to see how the development (as in developing countries, not software development) is using technology to empower the poor to help themselves.   ...

David Truong | 24 Sep 2007

I've noticed in alot of our projects, we've been ripping alot of the "features" from Liferay and it got me thinking...  Maybe we built Liferay backwards and judging by the new features we've been implementing (plugin system most notably), I'm almost certain we did.  The portal might be the most featured packed portal out in the market but unfornately, most projects we've been...

Shepherd Ching | 24 Sep 2007

  Anton Ego: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more...

Nate Cavanaugh | 19 Sep 2007

Hi there, if you're reading this, let me say hello and give you a warm thank you for stopping by.My name is Nate Cavanaugh, and I am the Director of User Interface Engineering here at Liferay. What does that title even mean?Well, it basically means that I have minions do all of my work for me, while I blog online ;)Actually, it means that I'm the guy who is in charge of the UI, and...

Neil Griffin | 18 Sep 2007

On 7/23/2007, Liferay and ICEsoft announced a technology partnership aimed at making the ICEfaces component suite available to JSF portlets within Liferay Portal. Work towards this goal actually began back in late 2006, when ICEsoft decided to make changes to their framework in order to support JSR-168 portlet containers. Back on 12/14/2006, ICEsoft posted a message at the ICEfaces...