Liferay Portal 6.2 offers a host of new features and updates to the previous release. Our guide to Using Liferay Portal 6.2 shows you how to use these features and updates and this guide shows you how to leverage them in the applications you develop. In this chapter, we want to highlight some of the changes to Liferay Portal’s application programming interface (API). We’ve added APIs for the new features and improved APIs for previously existing features. In some cases we’ve modified portal’s API and removed previously deprecated interfaces. The Javadoc for Liferay Portal’s entire API is availabe at http://docs.liferay.com/portal/6.2/. But we’ll describe some of the most notable additions and changes here in this chapter.
To start things off, we’ll take a look at the new things you can do with the Application Display Templates API.