Introduction to Developing a Web Application

This tutorial shows you how to build a Liferay application from beginning to end. Starting by designing the back-end using Liferay’s object-relational mapper Service Builder, you’ll move from there to designing the widget that calls all of those services. In the process, you’ll learn about many of Liferay’s development frameworks, including

  • Permissions
  • Search
  • Assets
  • REST Builder web services
  • Workflow
  • Staging

When you’re finished, the application looks like this:

Figure 1: It looks humble, but theres a lot of functionality packed in this application.

Figure 1: It looks humble, but there's a lot of functionality packed in this application.

This tutorial assumes nothing, so it starts at the beginning: setting up a Liferay development environment. Though you can use anything from a text editor and the command line to your Java IDE of choice, Liferay Dev Studio DXP optimizes development on Liferay’s platform. It integrates Liferay’s Blade tools for modular development.

Once you have an environment ready, you’ll jump right in and start creating your object-relational map. After you’ve created your back-end, you’ll move to the front-end.

From there you’ll see everything from UI standards to providing remote services. Once everything is completed and wrapped up with a bow, you can distribute the application on Marketplace.

Let’s Go!

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