I am at start up stage in drupal. i am from Java side , i don't know PHP or Drupal framework...
For developing a web portal , we have been evaluating Liferay since last couple of time. and we have evaluated it upto much extent for customizing it and developement. but we found that code in liferay is scatterd much so, for customizing any existing thing we have to go to deep. so effort will be more. again there are not so many portlets(modules) in Liferay as drupal have. & Drupal also seems less code ( at one place) then Liferay.
so we thought evaluating drupal as well. our team is full in java side. nobody knows PHP.
we find difficulty in developing our cusom pages theme in drupal then in liferay.
so, can anybody give us details that how to use drupal?? or from where to start... , is it easy to develop new modules in drupal?? we have to learn Drupal framework & PHP for that right? will it be difficult?
OR if anybody has any comparison between Liferay & Drupal...
Thanks In Advance,