04 Dec

Using Pentaho dashboards into an Angular application

During my investigations and experimentations, I was not able to find any working solution using Pentaho dashboards into a generic Angular application. The only project I found was a POC in Angular 1, not valid anymore, considering that Angular is today at its fifth version with major changes in the language and framework.

Angular is definitely one of the most appealing front-end technologies in the market and it is widely used by a lot of developers all over the world. To understand if Pentaho dashboards could be easily rendered in this framework, I started to play with both.

After some investigations and successful experimentations, things became more clear and I had the idea to develop a reusable package for the developers benefit. The result is the pentaho-dashboard-project hosted on GitHub. Read More

16 Mar

Alfresco’s Aikau framework and configuration properties

menuHeaderTitleSince the release 4.2 Community Edition, the Alfresco’s Aikau framework has been introduced as a brand new method of creating new Surf Pages or Components for the so called Alfresco Share client. Since then, some exciting tutorials and examples have been developed (Ole Hejlskov’s tutorial is one of the most complete, in my personal opinion) and I also enjoyed with the development of the A.A.A.R. menu for Alfresco Share, available in this GitHub project and downloadable here.

In this post I would like to share my experience using the Alfresco’s configuration parameters directly into the Aikau framework to customize and control the widgets. In this particular case creating a structured menu item into the header of Alfresco Share, but this approach could be used in every javascript code developed using the Alfresco’s Aikau framework. Read More