22 Feb

How to manually install a Pentaho Sparkl application

installerDuring the past days, I have received some contacts describing problems during the installation of the A.A.A.R. application from the Pentaho marketplace. After some investigations, the issue seems to be connected to the sourceforge links that have recently changed its format.

To solve the problem, some of you asked me how to manually install A.A.A.R., and I have added a more generic tutorial on how to manually install a Sparkl application. The tutorial has been added to the collection of the Spark tutorials. I hope that you find it useful.

17 Feb

Advanced tutorial on Pentaho Sparkl (three more tutorials)

pentaho-logoAfter few weeks from the release of the brand new Pentaho Sparkl Application Builder, I shared a basic tutorial to start developing on that platform. From it’s release, a lot of accesses and a good interest has been around it so here there are three brand new articles on some advanced features.

I hope they will help you in some way! 😉

20 Jan

Pentaho Sparkl tutorial

pentaho-logoAfter the (very interesting) experience in developing the A.A.A.R. v2.0 in Pentaho marketplace, I had the opportunity to dive deep in the brand new tool of the Pentaho Suite family: Sparkl Application Builder.

I’m very impressed by the power of this module and working together with the Pentaho team (in particular with Webdetails) I learnt many technical things could be interesting to share. For that reason this tutorial is born.

Sparkl Application Builder tutorial

I hope to receive lot of feedback to make it grow but until then… kudos webdetails! (like Pentaho guys always says) 🙂

13 Jan

Alfresco Audit Analysis and Reporting version 2.0 in Pentaho Marketplace.

AAAR_for_marketplaceThe Alfresco Audit Analysis and Reporting has been released with a major version 2.0. What I enjoyed most developing this brand new version is to develop directly in the new Pentaho 5 Suite, using the new Sparkl Application Builder with the support of Webdetails. About this, I would like to explicitly thank Pedro Alves (SVP of Community for Pentaho) and Pedro Vale (Product Development Leader at Webdetails).

AAAR_marketplace_1

This new release contains lot of relevant improvements (link to change log) but the most important ones are:

The recent section of the Alfresco forum about Business Reporting is a good place to receive support from all the interested people about tuning, customizations and support in general. But if you ask you what to do for the project (and for you, by consequence) take a look here.

AAAR_marketplace_2

14 Nov

Alfresco Audit Analysis and Reporting installer

Do you want try the A.A.A.R. solution but you think the installation process it’s a little bit tricky?

Are you wondering an easy wizard with a few-click process without the need of technical skills?

Do you want to see the A.A.A.R. solution immediately in action with sample data inside?

pentaho-logoStarting from now I plan to work on that task. In particular, I would like to explicitly thank Pedro Alves of the Pentaho team for the suggestions and strategy, making what is going to be, really simple to install and easy to use in few minutes of your (precious) time.

A.A.A.R.

To be a little bit more clear, I’m going to release the A.A.A.R. solution in the Pentaho Marketplace with a Sparkl integration. This means that the Alfresco analytics will be available with an automatic installation procedure that will not require technical skills. Want to know more technical details? Take a look here.

In particular the process will be:
1) Install the Penthaho Suite.
2) Install A.A.A.R. from the marketplace.
3) Next, next, next… and enjoy!

Some of you are asking me about the release of the A.A.A.R. Analytics.
I plan to release it under this new installation package so, please, a little bit of patience and stay tuned. 😉

Thanks for the comprehension.