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Recent Alfresco Community Meet-ups

Alfresco enthusiasts all over the world enjoyed socializing and learning at Alfresco meet-ups in recent months. Here is a brief look at a few of the meet-ups that happened between June and September 2012.

Veteran meet-up organizer Amy Currans from Tribloom organized the San Francisco Bay Area meet-up where Luis Sala presented a cross-platform mobile ...

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Last summer I changed roles at Alfresco and moved from technical sales to technical marketing. It has been a lot of fun to own a technology project again. My main focus since that time has been to replace the Alfresco Developer Forge with a new Add-ons Directory located here:

http://addons.alfresco.com

As of this ...

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As before, Alfresco DevCon 2011 was a great experience. Events were held in both San Diego and London, and I was able to see different presentations at each event. Unfortunately for me, only about half of the presentations were the same between the two events. That means that even after attending both events I still ...

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YCombinator’s Hacker News recently linked to an interesting post entitled “What every computer science major should know”.

I think it’s a pretty good list, but like others I have seen, it has a hole around the knowledge domain of Content Management, Content Modeling, and Information Architecture.

There are some core tools that every software ...

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I worked as a one-man shop for an extended period of time. Though it was fun to wear a lot of hats, I really missed having a team of people to collaborate with. To cope, I learned to rely on the IRC community at Freenode. Freenode is a great place to bounce ideas off of ...

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Alfresco uses Lucene to provide services for indexing and searching metadata and content. Though Lucene is a reliable subsystem for most of our customers, if Alfresco trouble does occur, the Lucene index is often involved. A customer asked me today for advice on maintaining the health of Alfresco indexes. After getting some ideas from support ...

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Alfresco is format-agnostic. It will store any bytes you hand it, and along with storage you get powerful functionality such as permission enforcement, categorization, versioning, automation rules, workflow, check-in / check-out, metadata, and meta-data search (among other capabilities). In addition to these core content-agnostic capabilities, Alfresco will also examine the MIME type to see if additional ...

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Here are some tips for building custom content models in Alfresco:

Keep Properties in Custom Aspects

Alfresco provides developers with powerful tools for modeling content and automating functionality. Aspects are one of the biggest. Because Java developers are familiar with method annotations, most quickly comprehend how aspects allow a developer to cross-cut the content model and group ...

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Note: Though this works for me, unattended installation is not a tested and supported use of the Alfresco installers.

With the release of Alfresco 3.3.3, Alfresco started using Bitrock installers for both their Community and Enterprise products. The logic is that using Bitrock’s proven technology will reduce problems with the installation process. Also ...