05 Oct

Being a Product Evangelist at Alfresco

Starting from the 3rd of October, I began a new challenge as Product Evangelist at Alfresco. The role is not a new entry for the famous ECM, because Ole Hejlskov covered it with success for more than one year, with the title of “Developer Evangelist” (tasks and responsibilities are more or less the same). During the on-boarding period, before joining Alfresco, one main question was in my mind:

What a Product Evangelist does in Alfresco?

What a Developer Evangelist generally is?

The confirmation that these questions should be clarified, came when I shared the news with some friends, working as developers. Only few of them knew what a Product or Developer Evangelist does in concrete. Only few of them knew which is the mission of a Product or Developer Evangelist.

To cover this , after studying the few documentation over the web, I started to write this post, sure that, sooner or later, it would be useful for the developers to clarify my role into the Alfresco ecosystem. Last but not least, writing this article, has been useful for me too, to rationalize the challenge, the tasks and the responsibilities.

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05 Sep

Alfresco Development Framework in action

AngularIt was the end of june when the new Alfresco NG2 Components were announced as a new Alfresco Development Framework for developers. Today the framework is on its version 0.3, not mature for production enviroments yet, but very interesting for developers because it introduces an Angular 2 solution, for the development of your Alfresco customized front end.

In this post I would like to share some personal experiences using ADF in practice. I was wondering how the A.D.F. works and how to debug the source code… waiting to understand how to add a custom Angular 2 component. The approach is the same of several posts in the past: a step by step approach to make it work.

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22 Aug

How to setup your Angular 2 development environment with Eclipse on Ubuntu

During the approach of Angular 2 I have found a nice official documentation about the language and how to develop the very first project. On the opposite, no official documentation seems to be developed yet, to describe how to setup the various and possibile Angular 2 development environments, in particular using Eclipse. Ok, Eclipse seems to be not elected as the “best” IDE to develop on Angular 2, but a lot of developers are using it. To cover this need I would like to share in this post, the step-by-step setup of the first Angular 2 project, using the famous IDE.

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18 Jul

A.A.A.R. v4.4 with a new Data Quality dashboard

During the support activities on the A.A.A.R. solution, one of the most common request is about the success (or failure) of the extraction task from Alfresco. As a standard Business Intelligence solution, the extraction task is developed as a batch (called ETL process), in average executed during the night time.

How can you be sure that the extraction from Alfresco succeed or failed?

And how can you be sure that all the audit trail, the documents, the folders and workflow instances are correctly available into the analytic environment?

For those purpose, the brand new A.A.A.R. v4.4 release has been developed, together with some minor improvements you can fin detailed here in the change log.

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20 Jun

Buzzdoc, the Alfresco for speakers at BeeCon’16

Eating our own dogfood and putting our trust in your Alfresco Community instance” has been the vision proposed at the BeeCon’16 by two known guys from the Order Of The Beemarsband (aka Martin Cosgrave) and Digital Catalyst (aka Daren Firminger). The vision became real at the BeeCon’16 in two ways, at least:

  1. With a presentation talking about Honeycomb edition (and beyond).
  2. With an Alfresco Community instance, called buzzdoc, to support the speakers and organisers in the run up to the event.

BeeCon 2016Talking about the buzzdoc (the BeeCon’16 Alfresco instance for speakers and organisers) Digital Catalyst shares some interesting descriptions and numbers, using AAAR. To view the KPIs and to know further details, you can refer directly to the full article from Daren, at the link below.

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23 May

Developing a massive deletion of a large set of nodes from Alfresco

Deleting of a large set of nodes from Alfresco is not an easy task using Alfresco Share or the repository’s API. After the probe to discover if your SolR index server is working or not, in this new project Francesco Fornasari and Cristian Tiralosi have developed another interesting stand alone application written in Java, to cover an interesting feature not easily available.

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12 May

A.A.A.R. manual installation guide (by Vincenzo Sorrentino)

Do you want to know how to manually install A.A.A.R.?
Are you using the A.A.A.R. analytics over Alfresco and want to understand its scalability?
Do you want start to understand how to Dockerize A.A.A.R.?

guideTake a look at the A.A.A.R. Manual Installation guide written by Vincenzo Sorrentino and tested in a Docker architecture. This is another great example of contribution from the Community.

Thank you Vincenzo!