Category Archives: Alfresco Developer Series

The Alfresco Developer Series is a set of articles aimed at getting you up-to-speed on the Alfresco platform.

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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Updated tutorial: Creating Custom Actions in Alfresco

I have published an updated version of the Creating Custom Actions in Alfresco tutorial. Similar to the recently updated Working With Custom Content Types in Alfresco tutorial, this version has been updated to match the refactored code which now assumes … Continue reading

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Updated tutorial: Working with Custom Content Types in Alfresco

The Working with Custom Content Types tutorial has just been given a major revision. I’ve updated it to match the refactored code. Here is a summary of the high-level changes: Instructions now assume you are using the Alfresco Maven SDK. … Continue reading

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New Tutorial: Getting Started with the Alfresco Maven SDK

I’ve written a new tutorial about Getting Started with the Alfresco Maven SDK. I hope it helps newcomers to Alfresco get started writing customizations quickly. And if you are an experienced Alfresco developer who still uses Ant-based builds, I hope … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday, Alfresco Developer Guide!

It is hard to believe that the Alfresco Developer Guide was published five years ago this month (really, the tail end of October). My goal at the time was to help flatten the learning curve around the Alfresco platform and … 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 Dashlet Part Two–Configuration

In my last post I showed a simple example that illustrates the “repository tier data web script/share tier presentation web script” pattern that is used any time you need to create a dashlet in Alfresco Share that reads data from … 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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Alfresco Tutorial: Custom actions including Share configuration

I’ve published a revision of my original Alfresco custom actions tutorial. The second edition greatly expands on the first by adding a UI action example. The original included only a rule action example. Just like the second edition of the … Continue reading

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