05 Dec

How to install Pentaho Data Integration 7 (aka Kettle)

Few weeks ago, close to the annual Pentaho Community Meeting, the Pentaho Team released the brand new Pentaho Suite v7 with a complete restyle of the layout (of course, this is only one of the improvements). This a good opportunity for me to update the step by step tutorial on how to install the Pentaho Data Integration (aka Kettle) after the one about the past version 5.

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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.

20 Jul

Run Alfresco Honeycomb Edition for the first time

Order of the BeeProbably you already know or probably not, in any case Alfresco Community has a relevant new emerging organization called the Order Of The Bee. One of the goal of the OOTB is to maintain the so called Alfresco Honeycomb Edition, a free and open source distribution of Alfresco, mainly based on the Alfresco Community Edition.

In this post I would like to share my experience on the Alfresco Honeycomb Edition with an initial tutorial on how to set up the working environment and run it for the first time. Of course I would like to thank Martin Cosgrave and Daren Firminger for their work and support to me and the entire community too. Read More

07 Jul

Workflow analytics on Alfresco 4.2.e and AAAR v3.1

analytics-iconThis post describes an issue that could happens on the workflow analytics, using Alfresco Community 4.2.e and AAAR v3.1. The post is written in collaboration with Pablo Vásquez from Smart Solutions & Services (Chile). From our prospective this is the result of a collaboration and a practical example on how the community can help in practice. Read More

18 May

Revised tutorial about the Alfresco 5.0.a installation

The step by step tutorial describing how to install Alfresco 5.0.a Community Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, is definitely one of the most accessed pages of this blog. Nothing new, considering how was accessed the same tutorial on Alfresco 4.2.c. This has been a nice surprise and I receive lots of feedback sharing that this is helpful for someone. I like it.

In the past days I modified the tutorial, following some hints and suggestions of some Alfresco experts and the community in general. I’m very angry with some of them because they did not accept to be quoted (I’m joking) but in every case I’m very happy to submit to your attention the revised version of the tutorial.

One of the conclusions of this review is that would be the time to develop another new version with the Solr4 installation tutorial, that has been introduced as mandatory from Alfresco 5.0.c. I’ll working on it…

Until then: thank you community for the feedback. 🙂

09 Feb

Developing Bootstrap buttons with Pentaho CDE dashboard

bootstrapIn this post I would like to share how to develop a Bootstrap button in a Pentaho dashboard. Pentaho and Bootstrap are long time friends and in a past tutorial I started to dive deep in the development with a tutorial about the text field. Various solutions are available in the web for this purpose (for example Diethard Steiner blog or the Ivy Bootstrap Component) but here I would like to share “my solution” for this purpose, not because I think this is “better” or “worst”, but because I used it in a real life scenario with satisfaction.

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02 Feb

Developing a Bootstrap text field with CDE dashboard

bootstrapIn this post I would like to share how to develop a Bootstrap text field in a Pentaho dashboard. Pentaho and Bootstrap are long time friends and various solutions are available in the web (for example Diethard Steiner blog) or directly in the Pentaho Marketplace (for example the Ivy Bootstrap Component). In this post I would like to share “my” solution for this purpose, not because I think this is “better” or “worst”, but because I used it with satisfaction. My purpose was to develop a Bootstrap dashboard using as much as possible the standard CDE components, with the minimum impact and dependency. Read More

13 Oct

How to install Alfresco 5.0.a Community Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

alfresco logoAfter 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.

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14 Apr

Your Alfresco custom theme deployed as AMP or ZIP file

Alfresco ShareIn the various posts of this personal blog, the development of a custom theme of the Alfresco Share front end, is one of the most relevant and accessed. In a past tutorial, I share a simple way to develop your own theme for the Alfresco v4.2.c distribution.

In this post I would like to reach them same goal, but with an important improvement: the release of the theme in an AMP file or a ZIP file. All using an automatic solution based on a Java project managed by Eclipse IDE and Apache ANT.

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