Changing faces

Liferay rebrands PortletFaces, JSF compatibility project

Elliot Bentley
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Four months on from assuming total control of the PortletFaces community, Liferay have released the first rebranded version of PortletFaces, now called Liferay Faces.

Four months on from assuming total control of the PortletFaces
community, Liferay have released the first rebranded version of
PortletFaces, now called
Liferay Faces
.

Liferay Faces is a package of tools that allow integration of
Liferay Portal, the popular open-source enterprise web app
software, with JavaServer Faces (JSF), a web UI framework included
in all versions of JavaEE from 6.0 upwards.

As with PortletFaces, Liferay Faces contains Bridge, for deploying
JSF web apps as portlets; Alloy, a suite of JSF UI components
utilising Liferay’s own Alloy UI; and Portal, a bunch of
Liferay-specific utilities and UI components for JSF
developers.

This is great news if you like working with both Liferay Portal and
JSF – but for everyone else, perhaps a bit less exciting and no
great incentive to switch from a competitor. That said,
intercompatibility between such well-established bits of tech is
always welcome.

This relaunch of Faces comes soon after the initial launch of
Liferay
Marketplace
, an ‘app store’ for Liferay-compatible applications
and templates – currently populated exclusively by their own
products.

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