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New version of the Developer's Guide available for reading online and download!

Company Blogs March 4, 2011 By Jorge Ferrer Staff

 Hey guys,

I'm not very active lately due to the great growth that we are experiencing in Spain and the increasing work associated to the upcoming new version, Liferay 6.1. The reason for this blog post is to announce some great news: The second edition of the Developer's Guide is now available at www.liferay.com/documentation

The document is available online for browsing and searching and can also be downloaded in PDF. Note that the document has a Creative Commons license so feel free to distribute it to make sure it reaches every Liferay Developer out there.

This new edition comes with many many improvements and several new chapters. Here is a quick list of the most significant changes:

  • Overall review of the style by Rich Sezov
  • Overall review of the guide and rewrite of some sections by Jorge Ferrer.
  • Rewrite of the introduction to make it more welcoming to new developers.
  • New section: “Understanding the two phases of portlets: action and render”
  • Extended information of the chapter about “Ext Plugins” by Tomas Polesovsky. New section on JSR-286 security by Tomas Polesovsky.
  • New chapter about the Asset Framework and quick introduction to other Liferay frameworks.
  • New chapter about Liferay IDE
  • New chapter for Conclusions with information about how to learn more after reading this guide.
  • New chapter with links to reference documentation.

But this is only the beginning. We know that you want even more developer documentation and we are already working on a new edition of the guide and additional reference materials for you. Keep an eye for updates in the near future.

I want to give an special THANKS to Tomas Poleovsky for his help extending two of the most important chapters of the guide and also with his help in the review. We also had a lot of help from reviewers, so thanks a lot also to Daniel Sanz, Alberto Montero, Sergio González, Juan Fernández, Julio Camarero from the office in Spain and Tobias Käfer, Oliver Bayer, Deb Troxel, Juan Gonzalez, Boubker Tagnaouti and David Nebinger from the Community Leadership team.

Remember that if you find any issue with any of the official guides or want to make suggestions you can use the Documentation Suggestions category in the message boards.

 

 

Threaded Replies Author Date
Hi Jorge, Great to know about the new edition.... Ahmed Hasan March 4, 2011 1:29 AM
is it possible to have this guide in EPUB? Leho Kraav March 4, 2011 2:24 AM
Good news!!! I agree with Leho, in ePUB would... Luis Mas March 4, 2011 2:40 AM
The link to 'understanding the two phases of... Timmy M. March 4, 2011 3:59 AM
@Ahmed, it would be great if you could... Jorge Ferrer March 4, 2011 7:58 AM
There are some tools for creating ePub from... Luis Mas March 4, 2011 8:06 AM
@Jorge Luis already seems to have done... Leho Kraav March 4, 2011 8:12 AM
I've also used a little Calibre and I think... Luis Mas March 4, 2011 8:47 AM
Hi Luis, Leho, I just used Calibre and have... Jorge Ferrer March 4, 2011 8:56 AM
It seems to be OK on my iPhone with iBooks. Let... Luis Mas March 4, 2011 9:13 AM
Galaxy Tab's ebook reader does not display a... Leho Kraav March 4, 2011 9:30 AM
Leho, Luis, If I send you the ODT, would you... Jorge Ferrer March 5, 2011 2:35 AM
Yes, I could. Tomorrow morning I could spend... Luis Mas March 5, 2011 6:49 AM
Great. I have just sent it to you. Jorge Ferrer March 6, 2011 7:36 AM
great,but i want more details brave zhang March 8, 2011 9:42 PM
why is this blog module adding me to the e-mail... Leho Kraav March 4, 2011 9:50 AM
This is a bug which needs to be fixed. Ahmed Hasan March 4, 2011 10:00 AM
Hi Leho, Sorry about that, I have already told... Jorge Ferrer March 5, 2011 2:16 AM
Hi gyus can anyone tel me how to create a user... Sandeep Morkhade January 30, 2014 9:37 PM

Hi Jorge, Great to know about the new edition. Expecting to see a comprehensive developer documentation in the coming months. All the best, folks.
Posted on 3/4/11 1:29 AM.
is it possible to have this guide in EPUB?
Posted on 3/4/11 2:24 AM.
Good news!!! I agree with Leho, in ePUB would be great.
Posted on 3/4/11 2:40 AM.
The link to 'understanding the two phases of portlets' doesn't work.
Posted on 3/4/11 3:59 AM.
@Ahmed, it would be great if you could participate in the documentation category in the forum to specify what specific information you are missing from the existing documentation. That way others can also share their opinion and we can use that to prioritize.

@Leho, Luis, do you know of any way to convert from ODT of PDF to EPUB?

@Tim, thanks for letting me know. It seems to be an issue with using a colon as part of the friendly URL when a virtual host is also being used. I have solved it by changing the title for now.
Posted on 3/4/11 7:58 AM.
There are some tools for creating ePub from ODT, in this forum they comment some ones:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=99611
http://extensions.services.­openoffice.org/en/project/Writer2ePub
http://www.pincette.biz/odftoepub/index.xht­ml
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2011/02/02/did-you-know-odt-is-basically-the­-same-as-epub/

There is another opensource tool that converts PDF to other formats of eBook: Calibre.
http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/faq.html#what-formats-does-app-supp­ort-conversion-to-from
Posted on 3/4/11 8:06 AM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
@Jorge Luis already seems to have done googline, I also haven't used any converters myself, but http://www.2epub.com seems to do what's needed. I do use calibre for other stuff and I know that's a widely accepted solution.
Posted on 3/4/11 8:12 AM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
I've also used a little Calibre and I think it's quite good.
Posted on 3/4/11 8:47 AM in reply to Leho Kraav.
Hi Luis, Leho,

I just used Calibre and have created an epub version. Can you check it out before I make it available for everybody?

It can be downloaded using the following URL: http://www.liferay.com/es/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=5649108&groupId=104­39&folderId=6092971&name=DLFE-120650.epub
Posted on 3/4/11 8:56 AM in reply to Luis Mas.
It seems to be OK on my iPhone with iBooks. Let me read a little bit more later.
Posted on 3/4/11 9:13 AM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
Galaxy Tab's ebook reader does not display a Table of Contents, there is only Chapter 1: Iniciar listed. first liferay logo does not have a transparent background (i read on sandy (lightbrown) background), so probably all the images should be checked. other than that the formatting looks all right!
Posted on 3/4/11 9:30 AM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
why is this blog module adding me to the e-mail list *again* every single time i add a comment? i'm now receiving 3 e-mails for each comment that gets posted here. #fail
Posted on 3/4/11 9:50 AM.
This is a bug which needs to be fixed.
Posted on 3/4/11 10:00 AM in reply to Leho Kraav.
Hi Leho,

Sorry about that, I have already told Amos about it.
Posted on 3/5/11 2:16 AM in reply to Leho Kraav.
Leho, Luis,

If I send you the ODT, would you be able to help me creating the ePub (and Mobi if possible)?
Posted on 3/5/11 2:35 AM in reply to Leho Kraav.
Yes, I could. Tomorrow morning I could spend some time.
Posted on 3/5/11 6:49 AM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
Great. I have just sent it to you.
Posted on 3/6/11 7:36 AM in reply to Luis Mas.
great,but i want more details
Posted on 3/8/11 9:42 PM in reply to Jorge Ferrer.
Hi gyus can anyone tel me how to create a user in liferay who has all rights like create webcontent ,add web content ,add pages ,add portlets on page but he/she shouldnt have delete rights !!Thanks in advance ..
Posted on 1/30/14 9:37 PM.