Liferay IDE

What is Liferay IDE?

Liferay IDE is the official set of Eclipse plug-ins supporting development for the Liferay Portal application platform.

It is available as a set of Eclipse plug-ins installable from an update-site. The latest version supports developing 5 Liferay plug-in types: portlets, hooks, layout templates, themes, and EXT-style plug-ins. Liferay IDE requires the Eclipse Java EE developer package using either Galileo or Helios versions.

An Enterprise Edition (EE) version of the IDE called Liferay Developer Studio is also available to current or potential EE customers that includes support for Websphere and Weblogic server adapters.

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The Liferay IDE project began with Greg Amerson and is now extending to the entire Liferay Community. Let us know how you'd like to contribute.

Gregory Amerson

Senior Software Engineer, Liferay

Greg Amerson leads the developer tooling support for Liferay Portal and created Liferay IDE to offer officially supported developer tooling that was initially targeted for Liferay integration with Eclipse. Prior to Liferay, Greg was a Senior Developer for the MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench and the Lead Developer for the MyEclipse Blue Edition.

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