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Modern portlet development techniques have come a long, long way over the past five to ten years. The days of the limited JSR-168 API are long gone, and developers are using an entirely new portlet development strategy to develop rich Web applications that are aggregated and unified through the use of the portal.
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In this interview with Richard Sezov, Liferay's Knowledge Manager and author of Liferay in Action, Sezov talks about how portlet development has evolved over the years. "The tools are a lot better now," he said. "Back in the day, we had to do a lot of manual development. Nowadays there are great tools out there including Liferay IDE with service builder to generate your Web services for you automatically; and with AlloyUI tags to help you design your front end, it's smoother and much more streamlined now."
The industry has changed, and the way we create applications that get deployed to the portal have changed as well, whether that means taking advantage of big-data and big-content technologies or creating portlet-based applications that port over to Android and other mobile devices as well. Watch the video to garner insights from Sezov, one of this industry's foremost experts.
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