Saturday, November 29, 2008

jboss 4.2 or tomcat 5.5 - start with liferay

Hi all,

about one year ago I decided to start with some websites.
As I have a Java background I decided to go for an open source cms or portal. Actually a portal seemed to be more promising as I wanted to have all possibilities for future extensions of my web sites.

Enhancements should be possible without major effort. So the portlet approach seemed good. After some research I decided in favor of the liferay open source portal.

In this blog I want to share my experiences with you.

The first decision here was the underlying application server. In spite the fact that tomcat seemed to be the more popular installation I went for JBoss - as I wanted a full J2EE server. I still don't fully understand the "big" benefit. :)

Looking back I might questions that decision - I think starting with tomcat would have saved my some headaches - as this combination is just more popular and therefore a bit closer to the documentation - and especially has more feedback in the forums