10 Reasons to adopt Portlet Development

Posted by on October 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

Many times I am asked why I’m such an advocate of portlet development over standard servlet development. “What are the advantages” the naysayers wonderk?  Well, for those of you still considering portlet development, let me give you ten reasons why you should make the switch. Portlets development is the componentization of your web interface.  Just […]


Posted by on July 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Okay, okay. I admit I started out as an Eclipse user and thought very highly of that development environment — and I still do. However, several months ago I was on a project that encouraged the use of Netbeans so I decided to fit right in and just use it. It took some adjustment but […]

Building SDK Portlets

Posted by on November 28, 2008 at 2:19 am

When using the Liferay Plugin SDK to build portlets, I’ve discovered that: Your portlet lib folder should contain only jars that are NOT in the Liferay portal ROOT lib folder. If your portlet needs access to jars already in Liferay, edit the file and add those jars to the portal-dependency.jars area. During the build, […]