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Intro To Alfresco Part 1

Slide deck from an Alfresco Webinar which can be viewed at

This presentation discusses what Alfresco is an options for working with Alfresco from a developer perspective.

Intro To Alfresco Part 1

  1. 1. A Developer’s Introduction to the Alfresco Platform Part One: Learning Your Way Around Part Two: The Content Model, Rules & Actions Part Three: Web Scripts, Surf, & CMIS Jeff Potts Content Management Practice Lead
  2. 2. What is Alfresco? <ul><li>Radically open content repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RESTful API, SOAP API, Java API, JavaScript API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebDAV, CIFS, FTP, SMTP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSR-170 (JCR), CMIS Draft, SharePoint Protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set of content-centric applications for specific functions such as document management, web content management, collaboration, records management </li></ul><ul><li>Built on top of many open source components such as Spring, Lucene, Hibernate </li></ul>
  3. 3. What can you do with Alfresco? <ul><li>Alfresco is a platform for ECM solutions: DM, WCM, RM, Imaging, DAM, BPM, Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Document libraries, Knowledgebases, Team Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Internet/Intranet/Extranet web site management </li></ul><ul><li>Custom content-centric applications </li></ul>
  4. 4. High-level View of Alfresco DM
  5. 5. High-level View of Alfresco WCM
  6. 6. High-level Custom Front-End Alfresco Surf Drupal
  7. 7. Demo <ul><li>Alfresco Explorer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform a search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit a workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Calendar </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Obtaining Alfresco <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An operating system that can run Java </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A servlet container such as Tomcat or JBoss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Hibernate-compliant database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where to get it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alfresco home page Labs binaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public SVN for Labs source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alfresco Customer/Partner site for Enterprise binaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private SVN for Enterprise source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repository (bundled with Tomcat or WAR-only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Alfresco Explorer and Alfresco Share </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WCM add-on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WCM FSR deployment process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source includes all of the above </li></ul></ul>*
  9. 9. Installing Alfresco <ul><li>Alfresco deploys as a web application </li></ul><ul><li>Alfresco-Tomcat bundle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unzip, update the startup script (if needed) and run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If no specific database is provided, an embedded database will be used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco WAR file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploys like any other WAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By default, looks for MySQL db alfresco/alfresco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You'll need to copy the MySQL JDBC driver to $TOMCAT_HOME/common/lib </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Linux, if you want CIFS, run as root </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. For More Information… <ul><li>Alfresco Developer Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco Content Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco Forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alfresco Blogroll </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ECM Architect </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optaros Home Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>