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Radio Liferay Episode 58: Jorge Ferrer continued

  Two episodes (or an eternity) ago, I spoke to Jorge Ferrer, Liferay's VP of Engineering. We didn't have enough time to finish the conversation, so we continued a while after - and then I buried the recording /o\. Anyway, apart from it being still from "before the release of the current version", it's still relevant stuff, I feel bad about missing to post it. Check for yourself - here it finally is.

As before, we're speaking about various internal and external topics and I've also been teasing him a bit.

We're talking about these (and more) topics

  • Microservices vs Monoliths
  • Shortly before the release many modules were moved around and renamed. We talk about the reasons and what this meant for the translations
  • What's the meaning of "Feature-Complete"?
  • A lot of Feedback starts to come in during the Beta Cycle
  • Nitpicking on the Beta Criteria: JBoss and Upgrade Routines
  • Lookahead on the next episode on Performance Tuning
  • Releaseplans (of course, I could have retrofitted an exact release date...)
  • What's it like to be hired into Liferay Engineering?
  • Is it forbidden to write Javadoc?

Follow @JorgeFerrer, @RadioLiferay and me (@olafk) on twitter.

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Typo in https://liferay.com/carreers (rr in... Geert van der Ploeg September 21, 2016 2:44 AM
Oops - probably a leftover of my Carrera racing... Olaf Kock September 21, 2016 3:06 AM

Typo in https://liferay.com/carreers (rr in carreers)
Posted on 9/21/16 2:44 AM.
Oops - probably a leftover of my Carrera racing career. Corrected, thanks.
Posted on 9/21/16 3:06 AM in reply to Geert van der Ploeg.

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Radio Liferay Episode 50: Jens Bruhn - Pimp my script engine

   Wow, 50 episodes already. At this year's Devcon I spoke with Jens Bruhn. He's Software Architect at Prodyna AG, a Liferay Partner and the author of Nabucco Script Center, a Liferay App available on the Marketplace. He also convened the "Pimp my Scripting Engine" workshop at Liferay's Devcon 2015, which I missed. But this only provided a perfect reason and excuse to speak to him.

As we recorded this on site at Devcon, you'll hear more background noise than usual - As usual, Auphonic did their best to clean the recording, and they did a great job.

For the visuals, please see the screenshots in this article as well as the plugin's homepage.

Here are some of the topics that we talked about:

  • The Elevator Pitch: What's Nabucco Script Center?
  • Scripting in Liferay: The native script console, its use and its shortcomings (solved in NSC)
  • a short demo of Script Center. It makes sense to check the screenshots alongside, or even install the plugin:
    • various scripts (for example: Reset Terms of Use Acceptance) and instruct content editors to execute this script whenever they change the actual Terms of Use Article)
    • Automatically run scripts (again, same example, this time executed automatically on every update of the article) - comparable to a model listener plugin for Liferay's Service Builder
    • Scheduled Script execution. And basic sanity checks: When deactivating user accounts, you might want to have a few exceptions to your rules, e.g. in order to not lock out administrators that can help you gaining back control, but are not logging in every day.
    • Prodyna has scripts available on the app's homepage - e.g. What happened during the last 24 hours? How many users logged in yesterday? Basic data on usage on the start page ("heartbeat"). Warn authors in time before review dates of their content. Assign permissions based on categorization of content.
    • Fine grained permissions can be granted per script, e.g. just because you're able to upload/edit a script you might not be able to execute it - and vice versa.
  • Feadback required - is this useful and what else is needed to make it more useful?
  • How to develop without and with Script Center - where can it help you in your development process. Here are the slides that we talk about:


  • Best Practices when implementing features in scripts: It's easy to accidentally make mistakes - there should be some basic safeguards.
  • Script Center offers a third option to two customization approaches mentioned my earlier blog article

Follow @RadioLiferay, @DocBruhn (Jens) and @olafk (me) on twitter.

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