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Updated tutorial: Implementing Custom Behaviors in Alfresco

I have published a major revision to my Implementing Custom Behaviors in Alfresco tutorial. I hadn’t really touched it since 2007–behaviors, the ability to bind programming logic to types, aspects, and events in Alfresco, haven’t changed at all since then. … Continue reading

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CMIS example: Uploading multiple files to a CMIS repository

In my previous post on CMIS, I introduced the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification and the Apache Chemistry project. You learned that CMIS gives you a language-neutral, vendor-independent way to perform CRUD functions against any CMIS-compliant server using a … Continue reading

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Alfresco Developer Series tutorial source code now on github

The source code for the tutorials in my Alfresco Developer Series has always been available to download as a zip. But for some reason I never put it in a project where we could collaborate on it. That’s fixed now. … Continue reading

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Alfresco Example: Share Dashlets that Retrieve Data from the Repository

If you need to learn how to write an Alfresco Share dashlet, hopefully you’ve already worked through the Hello World dashlets in the Share Extras project on Google Code. The rest of the dashlets in that project are either “mash-up” … Continue reading

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Alfresco tutorial: Advanced Workflows using Activiti

In 2007, I wrote a tutorial on Alfresco’s advanced workflows which I later used as the basis for the workflow chapter in the Alfresco Developer Guide. It showed examples using jBPM and the old Alfresco Explorer web client. Then, in … Continue reading

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Custom Data Lists in Alfresco Share Community 3.3

One of the new features of Alfresco 3.3 Community is Data Lists. The ability to create an arbitrary list within a team collaboration site is a feature so loved by SharePoint users, it is often cited as one of the … Continue reading

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New Tutorial: Getting Started with CMIS

I’ve written a new tutorial on the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard called, “Getting Started with CMIS“. The tutorial first takes you through an overview of the specification. Then, I do several examples. The examples start out using … Continue reading

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Alfresco 3.1 clustering easier with JGroups

Optaros has worked on some of the largest and most complex Alfresco implementations anywhere. Projects where multi-node read-write clusters are required have been particularly challenging. So when Alfresco announced clustering improvements in 3.1 my interest was piqued. I decided I’d … Continue reading

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Grasping Thumbnails in Alfresco 3

With Alfresco 3 (both Labs and Enterprise), Alfresco added a new thumbnail service. It isn’t documented too well yet so I thought I’d write up a quick example. What is it The Thumbnail Service is used to create alternate renditions … Continue reading

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