In this post I would like to submit to you the brand new book from Packt Publishing called Learning Alfresco Web Scripts by Ramesh Chauhan. The book is easy to read with its 182 pages, full of practical examples and portion of source code.
Alfresco web scripts are fundamentals to develop a real enterprise solution for the Customers. For this reason, having a complete (and updated) guide on how to understand and properly develop them, is the core of the success of a project.
CMIS is the most important standard for ECM interoperability. Alfresco is compliance with CMIS 1.1 with Apache Chemistry and CMIS queries are one of the most powerful way to use this ECM. In this post is shared some tests on CMIS queries on the brand new Alfresco Community Edition v5.0.c.
Description of the test environment
I have already shared the test environment I prefer to test Alfresco and CMIS. This is composed by:
- An Alfresco v5.0.c installation. In this case I use a vanilla installation with uploaded 10K documents.
- A Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) v5.2 installation.
- CMIS Input plugin for PDI to develop queries on Alfresco.
To understand how the CMIS Input plugin works, take a look at the demonstration page here.
Finally the date came!
Starting from the requests and the collaboration of some of you, the brand new A.A.A.R. v2.2 has been released. I would like to explicitly thank strategicfunctions.com for the contribution. As usual it has been an interesting experience.
The main new feature is obviously the interactive dashboard on audit trail.
Thank to the requests of some A.A.A.R. users, a brand new report showing the documents stored in every Alfresco site, has been developed. The report is interactive in the way you see below.
Below a preview of the report for a test case.
Enjoy your analytics.
Thanking some of you, during the use of A.A.A.R. some problems appeared using Alfresco 5.0.b Community Edition. Below is described a simple use case using the recent release of the CMIS Input plugin for Pentaho Data Integration v5.2. Waiting for the solution and bugfix, thank you again for the submissions and contributions.
After the development of my most viewed post sharing how to install Alfresco 4.2.c on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (more than 35.000 views) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (more that 13.000 views), it’s time to update the tutorial to the newest major version of Alfresco: Alfresco Community Edition 5.0.a. Even if the 5-th version is quite different from the 4-th version, the installation process is more or less the same… but let’s describe exactly the differences. The operating system choosen for the tutorial is Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS.
Differently from the other post, the tutorial is separated in two parts: the installation of the dependencies and the Alfresco installation. As we like and prefer, the installation is a step by step list of commands and tasks: simpler to understand, to do and to test. Hope you’ll be agree.
After the installation, if your AAAR is not showing Configure/Install/Use buttons, please update Pentaho with the latest “Community Graphics Generator” and “Community Dashboards Framework”. The solution is described here.
I’m not talking about the Alfresco Community (Edition) of the software but the Alfresco’s community composed by people and skilled professionals.
Few weeks ago a brand new organization has been created and is called Order of the Bee. Why that name? Everything was born in the past Alfresco Summit with a Community Keynote by Jeff Potts (here the complete speech).
In my opinion, and not only in my opinion, this is a good news for the (pure) open source developers and professionals. I personally decided to join the organization together with the AAAR solution but I feel like something more interesting will happen in the nearest future. 🙂
Below I would like to submit to your attention some key concepts to better understand this organization.