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We, as software developers, usually need to reach our users through different channels: from web sites to applications running on smart devices (smartphones, smartwatches, ...) or even through IoT devices… and all those solutions, oriented to the different ways that nowadays the users can interact with our systems, share the same content and features. Even if we are just creating a...

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Quite some time ago I was working with a client that had built web service clients as OSGi modules and leveraged JAXB. During load testing, we found that after many hours of heavy use, the Liferay nodes would stop serving traffic and, for all intents and purposes, would die.  Threads would get hung, blocked waiting to load a class from the web service client, and eventually...

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Liferay Faces Released With Liferay Portal 7.2 Support! Liferay Faces Bridge Impl 4.1.3, Bridge Ext 5.0.4, Portal 3.0.4, Alloy 3.0.2, and Util 3.2.0 have been released with support for Liferay Portal 7.2! The release also includes compatibility with PrimeFaces 7.0 and Alberto Fernández’s RichFaces 4.6.8.ayg and security fixes for file upload DoS and stored XSS vulnerabilities! The...

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Liferay Portal provides comprehensive OAuth 2 support. It can be used to secure both the JSON-WS and JAX-RS APIs, and very little effort on behalf of the developer is required to support it for 3rd party modules also. In fact, simply deploying a standard JAX-RS app into Liferay Portal is sufficient to enable it! Such auto-magic is incredibly useful, but can be a bit unsettling also...

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If you're with Liferay for a while, you may remember the past incarnations of this article, and have dutifully waited for this repost, adapted to the latest versions, 7.2 CE and DXP 7.2. ;) What's it all about? When you drag&drop widgets on the page, you might expect a visual indicator for the possible drop zones (that depend on your page's layout): The necessary CSS...

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What does the future hold for Spring Portlet MVC? Long live PortletMVC4Spring! It's my pleasure to announce the release of a new project sponsored by Liferay: PortletMVC4Spring. The PortletMVC4Spring project began as Spring Portlet MVC and was part of the Spring Framework. When the project was pruned from version 5.0.x of the Spring Framework under SPR-14129, it became necessary...

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Since the dawn of time people have been collecting all sorts of things: comic books, video games, stamps, old currency and even rocks. However... times change and most of us are no longer interested in collecting minerals. Instead, we collect other people's personal information and opinions. With the coming of Liferay 7.0, Liferay has blessed us with a tool to do so. This blog post...

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As Liferay suggests in https://portal.liferay.dev/docs/7-0/deploy/-/knowledge_base/d/pre-upgrade-speed-up-the-process, you can save significant time in your upgrade process if you take the time to clean out the cruft in your database. Over time, your Liferay database will be loaded with web contents, documents, images, etc. Users have come and gone, but their data remains....

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  The question of whether Eclipse MicroProfile should join or be merged with Jakarta EE has come up several times over the past few weeks as the implications of the Jakarta EE javax renaming question have been discussed. Related blog post: Liferay's Position Regarding the Jakarta EE Namespace by Neil Griffin. It should be noted that Eclipse MicroProfile is a completely...

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TL;DR Liferay believes that overcoming the javax renaming scenario is predicated on tooling being the highest priority. Proposal 1 (Big Bang) is the better choice provided that the aforementioned tooling exists. Otherwise, Proposal 2 (Incremental Change) is the better choice. Whatever the tooling, the Jakarta EE Strategic and Participating Members as well as the open source...

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ACA IT-Solutions has been a Liferay Partner for many years, and is even the only Liferay Platinum Partner in Belgium. One of the advantages of this partnership is that we can view and review new products in a pre-release version. We recently received a pre-release version of the new Liferay DXP 7.2, which has just launched in early June. Here's a short summary of what Liferay wants to...

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Download Download  now at: https://portal.liferay.dev/download New Features Summary Online Editing: Liferay 7.2 now allows for editing files online via Google Docs™, Google Sheets™, and Google Slides™.  The actual file remains located in Documents and Media and the tools are only used to edit the files.   Documents and Media now allows users to...

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So if you've been monitoring your logs, it is quite possible you're seeing NoSuchLayoutExceptions related to browserconfig.xml. If you are seeing them, it's because your users are running IE 11 and they've just opted to "Pin To Start" for your site (a good thing, I guess). So what's going on? Well, IE11 has this new feature where it can add your site as a tile in the Windows 8...

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So recently I got to hang out with board members and officers of the OSGi Alliance, including Liferay's own Ray Auge. A great bunch of folks these guys are; they were easy to talk to and really wanted to help out. Can't wait to do it again, but that's a different story... At one point we were talking about versioning and I was explaining how I version my bundles, but I don't really...

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So just a quick post here about your Liferay build chain... It is easy, when you're starting out, to follow the instructions to install the Blade CLI or the Maven artifacts. It is also easy, even after you've been developing for awhile, to "blade init" a new project or "mvn archetype:generate" a new project and write your next great software masterpiece. And while you may know...

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Introduction So I'm not sure if you've had the chance to play around with the new Target Platform stuff that Liferay has, but it is really cool. If you haven't read about it or don't know what it is for, let me just summarize quickly: You declare a "dependency" on a Liferay-shipped BOM file, the "bill of materials" file for a project that lists all of the dependencies and...

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Liferay has a complete built-in scheduled job service which manages jobs that run on every node as well as single jobs that run in a cluster. Unfortunately there hasn't been a way to gain visibility on those scheduled jobs to see what they are, when they were scheduled, when they have run before and when they will run again. Until today. Now available is the Scheduled Tasks...

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Delivering a great digital experience is not as easy as it once was. Today, a single web or mobile transaction, such as purchasing a product or registering with an application, crosses an average of 35 different technology systems or components, compared to 22 only five years ago. To compound the problem, businesses need to be conscious of the importance of a multichannel...

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Download RC3 now! Tomcat Bundle [7zip | tar.gz] Source Code Bundle Source Code Repository Javadoc and other reference documentation Other files SourceForge Documentation Our documentation team is working hard to create all of the docs for 7.2.  We are in the midst of creating a new site to replace LDN that will feature an updated...

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The price for TripWire CE and TripWire DXP have been significantly reduced by 90%! TripWire is a control panel that compares each node in a cluster against a baseline. Any time there is a configuration or other change, the administrator will be notified that the cluster is in an inconsistent state and provide details about the inconsistency. This tool can help ensure each node...

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