A Liferay conference is a heck of a lot different than a WebSphere conference.
When you’re at a WebSphere conference, users are all filled with nightmare stories about some aspect of working with WebSphere. Whether it’s page aggregation accelerators that don’t work in their portal product, or the ridiculous development process that kills the development cycle with painfully long test server startup, there’s no shortage of horror stories.
A Liferay conference is different. At a Liferay conference it’s more of a love in. Everyone is excited about the new features and the new direction, and everyone seems to be encouraged by the way the product is evolving. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Liferay is perfect, but there is a discernable difference between the mood of the Liferay developer and the mood of the WebSphere developer.
I spoke about this observation with Vivek Agarwal, a Liferay advocate at Xtivia, and he told me that he could easily rhyme off a number of reasons as to why Liferay developers were happier developers. In the following article, Vivek puts forth his top ten reasons as to why a Liferay developer is a happier developer.Xtivia