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Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets

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ISBN-10: 1849510385
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Dr. Yuan is an expert on Liferay Portal and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he had published three Liferay books from 2008 to 2010. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, enterprise content types including videos, audios, images, documents, and web contents, and other technologies such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich, where he focused on Integrity Control in Federated Database Systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He is experienced in SystemsDevelopment Lifecycle (SDLC) and has deep, hands-on, skills in J2EE technologies. He developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) Engine called BPELPower from scratch in NASA data center. As the chief architect, Dr. Yuan led and successfully launched several large scale Liferay/Alfresco projects for millions of users each month.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 692 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (May 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849510385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849510387
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,239,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book offers its reader 650 pages of screenshots, configuration file listings and explanations of this kind:
"In the same way, you can set the property users.email.address.required to false if you want to be able to create users without an e-mail address. Note that not requiring an e-mail address would disable some features that depend on an e-mail address being provided".
It might be that I missed one or two pieces of valuable information in this book, but generally they are simply not there. No guidance, no backgrounds (e.g., how does ntlm generally work und how does it work with Liferay?), absolutely no usage scenarios, no architectures, nothing useful in this book! Watch out for the bad comments on the 2008 version of this book. They are still valid.
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Overall a good book to make the reader understand the basic concept upon which Liferay is built as well as those out of the box capabilities it provides. Even though the book is not for Liferay developers they can beneficiate from knowing how Liferay is ultimately used by what I call Operations (Liferay administration) ... [...]
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As AndreasM stated, there is almost zero context or real information in this book. The content is a regurgitation of menus and settings, all embedded in pointless filler text, which itself is nearly inscrutable. English is not the native language of the author, nor the editors' apparently. It offers periodic opinions on what settings to use, without any information as to why. There is almost no useful discussion of what settings actually do, much less guidance on what factors you might consider when choosing a configuration.

The author is fairly active in the Liferay community, and does have technical knowledge of the tool. However he's not a natural writer nor effective at functionality documentation. This book in particular is sadly really, really poor.
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