Archives 2013

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Background

My family invested in the complete set of the Avatar cartoon series (both the Last Airbender / Legend of Aang and the Legend of Korra season 1). If you haven't seen the series, I highly recommend you watch it; it is a masterpiece in nearly every way.

I don't often buy DVD's ...

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The Final Sprint Towards a Successful Alfresco Summit

An important part of my job the last few years has been helping Jeff Potts make Alfresco DevCon successful. With the expansion of DevCon into Alfresco Summit, my role has expanded too. This year we are planning a much bigger event which has consumed my work life for the last 8 months. We have one ...

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The Dropbox Problem

At Alfresco, we often refer to "the Dropbox problem". It doesn't look like anyone has written a clear explanation of what that means, so I will do the honors.

Dropbox is a very popular service for cloud-based file storage and sharing, coupled with a simple way of keeping files synchronized across all of a ...

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The Beauty of CMIS

This is my next article providing an introduction to Enterprise Content Management (ECM). This article introduces the most important standard for building content solutions: Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). When a developer is given a task that involves content, it will save time and energy to leverage the CMIS standard when interacting with that content ...

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In my last ECM post, I provided an introduction to the discipline of Enterprise Content Management. Many developers confuse Web Content Management (WCM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). When they are told about a content repository, they think of the tool they use to build web sites instead of the tool they use to manage ...

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I recently spent about a year as a Drupal 7 developer. Years ago I was a PHP web developer and I dabbled with Drupal 4. After discovering Django and the CMS's built on Django, I hoped to never be cursed with Drupal again. Working with Python and Django is an apprenticeship to engineers who ...

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I have been asked to produce a number of videos lately, mostly tutorial screencasts. These videos usually involve a series of screen recordings (video screen captures) with audio. Since some of these videos are for my employer, it is important that I am as productive as those using tools on other platforms. I would prefer ...

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This is a quick note about how to get Skype URLs to open in Skype. This is not about opening web URLs from inside of Skype chats.

The problem:
When I have a link to a URI that uses "skype:" as the protocol, it creates a warning about needing to run xdg-open with the protocol ...

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Getting You Up to Speed

As the deadline draws near for proposals to this year's Alfresco Summit, I am getting a lot of questions about how exactly the presentations are evaluated. This is my attempt to write such a comprehensive blog post that you don't have any questions remaining.

This is our first ...

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In my role as a developer evangelist at Alfresco, I regularly speak with developers who have never heard of the tool and are not familiar with the concept of content management. This short post will provide enough of an introduction that you will know what capabilities these tools provide, and when to research more information ...

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