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Jeff Potts' personal blog about Alfresco, content management, BPM, search, and other stuff

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Alfresco announces major changes coming in the 6.0 release

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 17:48:54 +0000

Last week, Alfresco sent a notice to its customers (link requires a support login) outlining some major changes coming with 6.0, the next major release of the software. The general theme of these changes appears to be that of streamlining and simplifying the platform, both in terms of functionality it offers and in terms of how …

My initial experience with Antsle, a virtual machine appliance

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:53:37 +0000

I love virtual machines and containers because they make it easy to isolate the applications and dependencies I’m using for a particular project. Tools like Docker, Virtualbox, and vagrant are indispensable for most of my projects and I’m still using those, but in this post I’ll describe a product called Antsle which has given me …

Alfresco Software resurrects DevCon

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:31:01 +0000

Encouraged by the success of the independently-organized, developer-focused BeeCon conference, and seeking to continue its renewed focus on developers, Alfresco has decided to resurrect its own annual developer-focused event. This week Alfresco announced that DevCon will be held January 16 – 18 in Lisbon, Portugal. Alfresco had previously given up on big, annual events, deciding …

Secure your Alfresco server

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:10:20 +0000

One of the services that Metaversant provides is called a Health Check, which is exactly like it sounds: We review clients’ Alfresco installations from bottom to top and make recommendations for improvement. A surprisingly large number of those assessments consistently show that people are not doing enough to secure their environment. In the past, I …

Apache Chemistry cmislib 0.6.0 released

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:37:54 +0000

It has been far too long since our last Apache Chemistry cmislib release, but we finally managed to get one out. The new release, 0.6.0, features support for the browser binding as well as many fixes contributed by the community. If you make no changes to your code the library will continue to use the …

Just for fun: Docker Swarm on my 4-node Raspberry Pi cluster

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:13:59 +0000

I recently spent some time standing up a four-node Raspberry Pi cluster running Docker and Docker Swarm. I had no real practical reason to do this–it just sounded fun. And it was! Docker is a technology that allows you to package your applications together with the operating system into a virtual machine, called a container, … An open source, massively distributed object store and API for developers

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:49:36 +0000

I’ve been playing with a new object storage solution that’s kind of cool. It’s called Storj. Before I describe how it works, let me start by comparing it to a more familiar solution. Probably the best-known example of object storage is Amazon S3. It allows you to define buckets and then upload files into those …

Have you tried the serverless framework?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:34:11 +0000

Last year I was working on a POC. The target stack of the POC was to be 100% native AWS as much as possible. That’s when I came across Serverless. Back then it was still in beta, but I was really happy with it. After the POC was over I moved on to other things. …

Thoughts on BeeCon 2017, the community-organized conference for Alfresco enthusiasts

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:46:24 +0000

At the end of April a couple hundred Alfresco enthusiasts met in Zaragoza, Spain, for the second annual BeeCon. BeeCon is a conference organized by and for the Alfresco community. Attendees represented every continent except Antarctica (and Boriss, who is Chilean, tried to claim that he also represents Antarctica). I was truly impressed with the …

Tutorials updated for Alfresco SDK 3.0.0

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:43:50 +0000

A week or so ago Alfresco released version 3.0.0 of their Maven-based SDK. The release was pretty significant. There are a variety of places you can learn about the new SDK release: The official documentation discusses what’s new. Martin Bergljung wrote a guide here. (Why Google Docs? No idea. Maybe this is a draft?) The …