Hello Liferay Community!
We’ve recently posted a new training offering called Liferay Developer Boot Camp on our US course calendar and I wanted to provide a little background on what it is and why you might be interested in it.
Liferay Developer Boot Camp is a combination of our Mastering Liferay Fundamentals training and our Developing for Liferay Platform 1 training offered at a special discounted price. If you’re new to developing for the Liferay platform, this is a great way to get up to speed quickly and at a reduced price.
Even though our Mastering Liferay Fundamentals course isn’t a prerequisite for the Developing for Liferay Platform 1 course, we strongly encourage all developers to take it for a variety of reasons. Developers should be very comfortable working with the UI to create new users, sites, and roles so they can properly test the code they are developing. Sure, everything works fine when you’re logged in as the firstname.lastname@example.org in the Guest community, but does it work in real-world scenarios? Also, developers should also be aware of all of the features that are already built in to the portal. I’ve had many discussions with developers that are describing custom development they are undertaking or plan on undertaking that is merely duplicating the features that Liferay Portal already provides. One of our goals for Mastering Liferay Fundamentals training is that after you’ve attended the training, you shouldn’t be able to say, “I didn’t know Liferay could do that”.
Although most new Liferay developers realize the value they get by attending both Mastering Liferay Fundamentals and Developing for the Liferay Platform 1 training, many are unable to get the funding approved so we’re hoping that this $590 savings will make it a little easier for you to get a complete introduction to developing for the Liferay Portal.