Mastering Apple Aperture

Title : Mastering Apple Aperture
Author : Thomas Fitzgerald
ISBN/ASIN : 1849693560
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 264 pages

Description :

Master the art of enhancing, organizing, exporting, and printing your photos using Apple Aperture

Overview

  • Learn how to use the advanced features of Apple Aperture
  • Become well-versed with advanced topics such as curves and how raw conversion works
  • Written in an easy-to-follow conversational style and packed with tips and tricks for optimizing your workflow

In Detail

Apple Aperture is one of the leading photo editing software packages available in today’s market. It provides you with all the tools to organize, browse, and perfect your images, so you can make every shot your best shot.

Mastering Apple Aperture aims to teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to become a master of the Apple Aperture software. It will build upon your existing core skills and show you new and advanced ways to get things done in Apple’s powerful photography software.

Mastering Apple Aperture starts by showing you the most simple and efficient ways to import and organize your images. It then takes you through the techniques for processing photos before moving on to cover advanced topics like working with tethered shooting, multiple libraries, curves, and metadata.

You will discover how to edit images in Aperture and will gain complete mastery over processing images. You will also explore ways of extending Aperture through the use of plugins and third-party software. This book concludes with tips and tricks for the best ways to output images from Aperture, whether for print or for screen.

What you will learn from this book

  • Master importing your photos into Aperture
  • Understand how raw conversion works and how it affects your photographs
  • Explore Aperture’s adjustment panel and learn advanced processing techniques
  • Master the art of entering metadata and learn why it is important
  • Get the best results when outputting your photographs for the Web or other online services
  • Learn how to use other software in tandem with Aperture
  • Optimize Aperture with essential third-party plugins
  • Fix common image problems with Aperture’s toolset

Approach

This is a practical, step-by-step guide that aims at taking your understanding of Aperture from novice to master.

Who this book is written for

This book is written for photographers who have an understanding of digital photography and who have a basic level of familiarity with Apple’s Aperture software. It is assumed that you have used Aperture and are familiar with the basics of the software.

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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

Title : Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook
Author : Matthias Marschall
ISBN/ASIN : 1849519226
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 276 pages

Description :

Over 80 delicious recipes to automate your cloud and server infrastructure with Chef

Overview

  • Configure, deploy, and scale your applications
  • Automate error prone and tedious manual tasks
  • Manage your servers on-site or in the cloud
  • Solve real world automation challenges with task-based recipes
  • The book is filled with working code and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions

In Detail

Irrespective of whether you’re a systems administrator or a developer, if you’re sick and tired of repetitive manual work and not knowing whether you may dare to reboot your server, it’s time for you to get your infrastructure automated.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook has all the required recipes to configure, deploy, and scale your servers and applications, irrespective of whether you manage 5 servers, 5,000 servers, or 500,000 servers.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook is a collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes showing you how to solve real-world automation challenges. Learn techniques from the pros and make sure you get your infrastructure automation project right the first time.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook takes you on a journey through the many facets of Chef. It teaches you simple techniques as well as fully fledged real-world solutions. By looking at easily digestible examples, you’ll be able to grasp the main concepts of Chef, which you’ll need for automating your own infrastructure. Instead of wasting time trying to get existing community cookbooks running in your environment, you’ll get ready made code examples to get you started.

After describing how to use the basic Chef tools, the book shows you how to troubleshoot your work and explains the Chef language. Then, it shows you how to manage users, applications, and your whole cloud infrastructure. The book concludes by providing you additional, indispensable tools and giving you an in-depth look into the Chef ecosystem.

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook will help you learn the techniques of the pros by walking you through a host of step-by-step guides to solve real-world infrastructure automation challenges.

What you will learn from this book

  • Define your infrastructure as code with Chef
  • Set up your local development and testing environment for Chef with cookbooks and Vagrant
  • Debug your cookbooks and Chef runs by using the numerous inspection and logging facilities of Chef
  • Write clean and maintainable cookbooks by following established coding standards and patterns
  • Drive your cookbooks from external data or node specific attributes by using data bags and search
  • Manage and scale your cloud infrastructure by automating your configuration management
  • Extend Chef to meet your advanced needs by creating custom plugins for Knife and Ohai
  • Test your Chef cookbooks and infrastructure by writing examples using Chef’s testing infrastructure

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Creating Development Environments with Vagrant

Title : Creating Development Environments with Vagrant
Author : Michael Peacock
ISBN/ASIN : 1849519188
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 118 pages

Description :

Create and manage virtual development environments with Puppet, Chef, and VirtualBox using Vagrant

Overview

  • Provision virtual machines using Puppet and Chef
  • Replicate multi-server environments locally
  • Set up a virtual LAMP development server

In Detail

Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the “it works on my machine” excuse a thing of the past.

“Creating Development Environments with Vagrant” is a practical, hands-on guide that walks you through the functionality of Vagrant, Puppet, and Chef to create powerful and flexible virtual development environments. Create your own virtualization environments containing configurations for different projects so that you can simulate complicated environments that can be easily shared with colleagues to get your projects up and running quickly and effortlessly.

“Creating Development Environments with Vagrant” starts with an introduction to virtualization and the concepts behind it, why it’s useful, and an overview of the architecture of Vagrant. We will learn to install Vagrant and get to know its prerequisites. Covering provisioning scripts with Puppet and Chef, learning to use them independently as well as with Vagrant to create a powerful combination.

If you want to locally test your projects, juggle multiple projects running on different versions of software, easily share technology requirement changes with colleagues, and, most importantly, want to perform all these tasks efficiently, then this book is for you.

“Creating Development Environments with Vagrant” will take you from a virtualization novice to running all of your projects across your team in robust, isolated virtual development environments.

What you will learn from this book

  • Create Vagrant projects
  • Sync folders with your virtual development environment
  • Integrate your own machine with the virtual machine
  • Manage provisioning the server configuration with Puppet and Chef
  • Set up multiple virtual machines for a single project
  • Configure your virtual environment on your network
  • Build your own base box for Vagrant
  • Import and manage operating system images in Vagrant
  • Get to grips with good practices for developing projects on your local machine
  • Set up a simple LAMP server for a Vagrant project

Approach

This is a practical, hands-on guide that will help you set up and implement virtual development environments with Vagrant easily and effortlessly.

Who this book is written for

“Creating Development Environments with Vagrant” is for developers, programmers, and coders who want to maintain multiple projects within their own environment. It is also aimed at companies who are looking to deploy ready-to-go development solutions for new staff or even existing staff moving to new projects, and to enforce a consistent and portable virtual development environment that is easy to create and quick to set up.

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Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr

Title : Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr
Author : Hrishikesh Karambelkar
ISBN/ASIN : 1783281375
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 144 pages

Description :

Learn exciting new ways to build efficient, high performance enterprise search repositories for Big Data using Hadoop and Solr

Overview

  • Understand the different approaches of making Solr work on Big Data as well as the benefits and drawbacks
  • Learn from interesting, real-life use cases for Big Data search along with sample code
  • Work with the Distributed Enterprise Search without prior knowledge of Hadoop and Solr

In Detail

As data grows exponentially day-by-day, extracting information becomes a tedious activity in itself. Technologies like Hadoop are trying to address some of the concerns, while Solr provides high-speed faceted search. Bringing these two technologies together is helping organizations resolve the problem of information extraction from Big Data by providing excellent distributed faceted search capabilities.

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr is a step-by-step guide that helps you build high performance enterprise search engines while scaling data. Starting with the basics of Apache Hadoop and Solr, this book then dives into advanced topics of optimizing search with some interesting real-world use cases and sample Java code.

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr starts by teaching you the basics of Big Data technologies including Hadoop and its ecosystem and Apache Solr. It explains the different approaches of scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr, with discussion regarding the applicability, benefits, and drawbacks of each approach. It then walks readers through how sharding and indexing can be performed on Big Data followed by the performance optimization of Big Data search. Finally, it covers some real-world use cases for Big Data scaling.

With this book, you will learn everything you need to know to build a distributed enterprise search platform as well as how to optimize this search to a greater extent resulting in maximum utilization of available resources.

What you will learn from this book

  • Understand Apache Hadoop, its ecosystem, and Apache Solr
  • Learn different industry-based architectures while designing Big Data enterprise search and understand their applicability and benefits
  • Write map/reduce tasks for indexing your data
  • Fine-tune the performance of your Big Data search while scaling your data
  • Increase your awareness of new technologies available today in the market that provide you with Hadoop and Solr
  • Use Solr as a NOSQL database
  • Configure your Big Data instance to perform in the real world
  • Address the key features of a distributed Big Data system such as ensuring high availability and reliability of your instances
  • Integrate Hadoop and Solr together in your industry by means of use cases

Approach

This book is a step-by-step tutorial that will enable you to leverage the flexible search functionality of Apache Solr together with the Big Data power of Apache Hadoop.

Who this book is written for

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr provides guidance to developers who wish to build high-speed enterprise search platforms using Hadoop and Solr. This book is primarily aimed at Java programmers who wish to extend the Hadoop platform to make it run as an enterprise search without any prior knowledge of Apache Hadoop and Solr.

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Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Title : Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Author : Fabrizio Volpe
ISBN/ASIN : 1782179933
Publication Date : 2013-07-17
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 122 pages

Description :

Everything you need for understanding and working with Lync 2013 in a fast-paced manner

Overview

  • Understand and deliver the top required features such as Enterprise Voice, Persistent Chat, and mobility with step-by-step guides
  • Deploy a working environment applying load balancing and fault tolerant solutions
  • Create a collaborative space around the user’s needs, containing all the information and document history using the Persistent Chat Server

In Detail

Lync 2013 is a product that enables users to IM, and have audio and video conferences, including multi-party video. The mobile client permits the use of all the features in every device with an access-from-everywhere logic. The company’s Active Directory users, SharePoint documents, and Exchange objects integrate with Lync to deliver most of the advanced features.

Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 will give you all the relevant information you need to enable voice features, select the best Lync client in different scenarios, make your Lync services available to the external users, empower the collaborative environment of Persistent Chat Server rooms, and to build an affordable unified communication system.

Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 will explore all the concepts you need to administer and plan a Lync 2013 environment in a short time, explaining the background mechanisms of the system.It begins with the deployment of a Lync frontend and SQL mirroring solution, including all the requirements and tips clearly laid out. It proceeds with the Front End pairing, mobility, and mediation server deployment with media bypass. It covers a core chapter about Enterprise Voice with a closing part on Persistent Chat and on clients with their characteristics.

Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 will give you all the relevant information you need to enable voice features, and will help to select the best Lync client in different scenarios.

What you will learn from this book

  • Install a Lync 2013 Enterprise Pool with SQL mirroring
  • Make Lync available to external users in a secure manner with reverse proxy and Edge
  • Install and optimize the mediation server role
  • Get started with Enterprise Voice and user phone numbers
  • Organize Voice Policies, PSTN Usage Records, and Voice Routes
  • Deploy a Persistent Chat Server with categories, chat rooms, and privacy
  • Select the best available client for the different usage scenarios

Approach

This book has a practical approach with a lot of step-by-step guides and explanations as to where and why we’re doing the various operations.

Who this book is written for

Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 is a starting point for system administrators, IT pros, unified communication technicians, and decision makers in companies or in the consultancy business. For people who have never managed Lync (or a U.C. product), the book will guide you through the basic concepts and mistakes. If you are already managing a Lync deployment you will find important explanations and ideas put together in a single text. If your work requires evaluating a Lync project this book offers parameters and suggestions to plan a project to deliver the best results.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop

Title : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop
Author : Debarchan Sarkar
ISBN/ASIN : 1782177981
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 96 pages

Description :

Integrate data between Apache Hadoop and SQL Server 2012 and provide business intelligence on the heterogeneous data

Overview

  • Integrate data from unstructured (Hadoop) and structured (SQL Server 2012) sources
  • Configure and install connectors for a bi-directional transfer of data
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear, step-by-step instructions and practical examples

In Detail

With the explosion of data, the open source Apache Hadoop ecosystem is gaining traction, thanks to its huge ecosystem that has arisen around the core functionalities of its distributed file system (HDFS) and Map Reduce. As of today, being able to have SQL Server talking to Hadoop has become increasingly important because the two are indeed complementary. While petabytes of unstructured data can be stored in Hadoop taking hours to be queried, terabytes of structured data can be stored in SQL Server 2012 and queried in seconds. This leads to the need to transfer and integrate data between Hadoop and SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop is aimed at SQL Server developers. It will quickly show you how to get Hadoop activated on SQL Server 2012 (it ships with this version). Once this is done, the book will focus on how to manage big data with Hadoop and use Hadoop Hive to query the data. It will also cover topics such as using in-memory functions by SQL Server and using tools for BI with big data.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop focuses on data integration techniques between relational (SQL Server 2012) and non-relational (Hadoop) worlds. It will walk you through different tools for the bi-directional movement of data with practical examples.

You will learn to use open source connectors like SQOOP to import and export data between SQL Server 2012 and Hadoop, and to work with leading in-memory BI tools to create ETL solutions using the Hive ODBC driver for developing your data movement projects. Finally, this book will give you a glimpse of the present day self-service BI tools such as Excel and PowerView to consume Hadoop data and provide powerful insights on the data.

What you will learn from this book

  • Use the Native SQOOP Connector for data movement between SQL Server 2012 and Hadoop
  • Configure and use the Hive ODBC driver to enable any ODBC compliant client to consume Hadoop data
  • Create ETL solutions and automate data movement jobs between SQL Server 2012 and Hadoop using SQL Server Integration Services
  • Provide powerful reporting on the integrated data with just a matter of a few clicks using Microsoft self-service BI tools
  • Merge structured and unstructured data together in a common warehouse for analysis, which is essential

Approach

This book will be a step-by-step tutorial, which practically teaches working with big data on SQL Server through sample examples in increasing complexity.

Who this book is written for

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop is specifically targeted at readers who want to cross-pollinate their Hadoop skills with SQL Server 2012 business intelligence and data analytics. A basic understanding of traditional RDBMS technologies and query processing techniques is essential.

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Mongoose for Application Development

Title : Mongoose for Application Development
Author : Simon Holmes
ISBN/ASIN : 1782168192
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 142 pages

Description :

Learn to speed up your application development by using Mongoose to harness the power of Node.js and MongoDB

Overview

  • Rapid application development with Mongoose on the Node.js stack
  • Use Mongoose to give structure and manageability to MongoDB data
  • Practical examples on how to use Mongoose for CRUD operations
  • Provides a number of helpful tips and takes away the complexity of everyday MongoDB operations
  • Walks you through building a project management application using Mongoose, Node.js, MongoDB, and Express

In Detail

Mongoose is all about putting the data model where it should be: in your application. You can control everything from within your application in JavaScript, eliminating the need to work with the database or a separate management system.

Mongoose for Application Development is a practical, hands-on guide that takes you from installing the technology stack through the steps of developing a web application. It covers the key features of Mongoose and how to use them to rapidly develop a Node.js and MongoDB application.

This book introduces the full technology stack of Node.js, MongoDB, Express, and Mongoose. It will take you through the process of building an application on this stack with a focus on how Mongoose makes the process quicker and easier.

You will see how Mongoose removes a layer of complexity when dealing with MongoDB whilst giving you more control over your data from your application. You will learn how to define schemas and models for your data in JavaScript. Using these schemas and models, you will learn how to build the cornerstone of any web application that will include CRUD operations (creating, reading, updating, and deleting data). If you want to learn how to build applications quickly and efficiently using Node.js, then Mongoose and this book are ideal for you.

Using practical examples throughout, Mongoose for Application Development not only teaches you about the concepts of Mongoose, but walks through how to use them to build a real-life application.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn the different methods of using Mongoose to connect to a database
  • Learn to define schemas and building data models
  • Interact with data using schema methods
  • Create databases, collections, and data
  • Query the database to find specific data
  • Edit, save, and delete data
  • Validate data using Mongoose validators
  • Use population to link datasets
  • Use sub-documents and nested schemas to provide data depth
  • Get to grips with code efficiency through re-usable plugins

Approach

This book is a mini tutorial full of code examples and strategies to give you plenty of options when building your own applications with MongoDB.

Who this book is written for

This book is ideal for people who want to develop applications on the Node.js stack quickly and efficiently. Prior knowledge of the stack is not essential as the book briefly covers the installation of the core components and builds all aspects of the example application. The focus of the book is on what Mongoose adds to you applications, so experienced Node.js developers will also benefit.

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Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x

Title : Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x
Author : Waylon Kenning
ISBN/ASIN : 1782166823
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 116 pages

Description :

An intuitive guide to learning OpenAM access management capabilities for web and application servers

Overview

  • Learn patterns, practices, and the terminology of Identity Management
  • Learn how to install OpenAM 10.x
  • Protect web and application servers using policy agents
  • Protect applications using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
  • Integrated OAuth 2 logins like Facebook with OpenAM protected applications

In Detail

OpenAM is a web-based open source application that provides authentication, authorization, entitlement and federation services. OpenAM provides core identity services to simplify the implementation of transparent single sign-on (SSO) as a security component in a network infrastructure. It also provides the foundation for integrating diverse web applications that might typically operate against a disparate set of identity repositories and that are hosted on a variety of platforms such as web application servers.

Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x is a condensed, practical guide on installing OpenAM to protect your web applications. This book will teach you how to integrate to different identity sources such as Active Directory or Facebook using two-factor authentications.

Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x looks at Identity Management and how to implement it using OpenAM 10.x. It specifically focuses on providing authentication to your web application using either a local identity source or a cloud-based identity source, so you don’t have to worry about authentication in your application.

You will learn how to install OpenAM, and then how to install policy agents against your web and application servers to do authentication. In addition, we’ll focus on integrating to applications directly using SAML, either through the use of a small preconfigured application, or through a third-party SAML library. Finally, we’ll focus on integrating to cloud identity providers using OAuth 2.0 and utilizing two-factor authentication.

If you want a scalable robust identity management infrastructure, Open Source Identity Management Principles and Patterns Using OpenAM 10.x will get you up and running in the least amount of time possible.

What you will learn from this book

  • Understand Identity Management principles
  • Install OpenAM 10.x
  • Install policy agents against Apache Web Server and Tomcat Servlet Container
  • Implement cross-domain authentication
  • Implement distributed authentication using DMZs
  • Deploy Java application authentication quickly using Fedlets
  • Understand the federation of applications to OpenAM using SAML
  • Integrate to cloud-based identity providers using OAuth 2.0
  • Configure two-factor authentication
  • Implement entitlements with REST and XACML

Approach

This is a Packt Mini in a tutorial format that provides multiple examples on Identity Management using OpenAM 10.x.

Who this book is written for

Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x is great for developers and architects who are new to Identity Management, and who want a brief overview of what’s possible and how to quickly implement a prototype. It’s assumed that you’ve had experience with web applications and some knowledge of Apache and Tomcat.

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CoffeeScript Application Development

Title : CoffeeScript Application Development
Author : Ian Young
ISBN/ASIN : 1782162666
Publication Date : 2013-08-26
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 258 pages

Description :

Write code that is easy to read, effortless to maintain, and even more powerful than JavaScript

Overview

  • Learn the ins and outs of the CoffeeScript language, and understand how the transformation happens behind the scenes
  • Use practical examples to put your new skills to work towards building a functional web application, written entirely in CoffeeScript
  • Understand the language concepts from short, easy-to-understand examples which can be practised by applying them to your ongoing project

In Detail

JavaScript is becoming one of the key languages in web development. It is now more important than ever across a growing list of platforms. CoffeeScript puts the fun back into JavaScript programming with elegant syntax and powerful features.

CoffeeScript Application Development will give you an in-depth look at the CoffeeScript language, all while building a working web application. Along the way, you’ll see all the great features CoffeeScript has to offer, and learn how to use them to deal with real problems like sprawling codebases, incomplete data, and asynchronous web requests.

Through the course of this book you will learn the CoffeeScript syntax and see it demonstrated with simple examples. As you go, you’ll put your new skills into practice by building a web application, piece by piece. You’ll start with standard language features such as loops, functions, and string manipulation. Then, we’ll delve into advanced features like classes and inheritance. Learn advanced idioms to deal with common occurrences like external web requests, and hone your technique for development tasks like debugging and refactoring.

CoffeeScript Application Development will teach you not only how to write CoffeeScript, but also how to build solid applications that run smoothly and are a pleasure to maintain.

What you will learn from this book

  • Write CoffeeScript everywhere, and compile it to JavaScript that can run anywhere
  • Discover techniques to manage a complicated codebase and ever-changing requirements
  • Drop the semicolons with CoffeeScript’s clean, powerful syntax
  • Build for loops, if statements, and functions without all the extra keystrokes
  • Keep your code clean and organized with classes and inheritance
  • Use advanced CoffeeScript idioms to deal with the needs of a growing application
  • Debug effectively with source maps
  • Integrate CoffeeScript into your project seamlessly with Rails, Brunch, and other web frameworks
  • Utilize CoffeeScript for server-side software with Node.js

Approach

CoffeeScript Application Development is a practical, hands-on guide with step-by-step instructions. Follow the smooth and easy tutorial approach, covering examples that build in complexity. By the final chapter you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try CoffeeScript sooner.

Who this book is written for

If you are a JavaScript developer who wants to save time and add power to your code, then this is the book that will help you do it. With minimal fuss you will learn a whole new language which will reduce your application development time from weeks to days.

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Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

Title : Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation
Author : Munwar Shariff
ISBN/ASIN : 1782160027
Publication Date : 2013-07-10
Publisher : Packt Publishing
Paperback : 514 pages

Description :

Install, administer, and manage this powerful open source Java-based Enterprise CMS

Overview

  • Manage your business documents with standard practices like content organization, version control, tagging, categorization, library services, and advanced search
  • Automate your business process with the advanced workflow concepts of Alfresco using the Activiti workflow engine
  • Manage your documents with productivity tools like Microsoft Office, Mobile Application, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, and so on
  • Integrate with external applications such as Liferay Portal, Adobe Flex, iPhone, and Facebook

In Detail

Alfresco 4 has improved a lot with its new and advanced concepts for content management. Users have been waiting for a book that covers these concepts along with security, dashboards, and the configuration features of Alfresco 4.

Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation is a well-crafted and easy-to-use book, and it is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management for your business needs using Alfresco 4. It covers the enhanced document management, integration with standard productivity tools, and various integration options with proven external applications.

This book will take you through a number of clear, practical sections that will help you to make a proper decision for your business needs using standard practices with Alfresco’s Document Management and various third-party integrations

You will learn how to install, administer, and manage your entire application. The concepts of mapping your business documents by extending content models and achieving your complex business process using Workflow models and business rules will be discussed in this book. Integration with various third party tools like MS Office, Mobile Application, Outlook, Liferay, Ephesoft, and Kofax will also be covered. You will learn to create your own custom workflow using Activiti BPMN 2.0 Process Designer and also maintain and administrate the entire application.

This book explains everything you need to know to manage your documents using standard processes and mechanisms.

What you will learn from this book

  • Work with users and membership accounts, including LDAP integration and single sign-on
  • Make content easy to find using search, tagging, content categorization, and metadata
  • Customize the user interface, create your own dashboard layouts, and present content in custom ways relevant to your business
  • Integrate external applications such as Liferay Portal, iPhone, Facebook, PDF and image viewer, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Flex and Ffmpeg video transcoder
  • Set up a single instance multi-tenant system and High Availability, configure Alfresco as in-bound email server, and set up an audit trail
  • Learn the various options for Image and Forms Processing
  • Maintain and administrate all of the Alfresco systems
  • Use Alfresco 4 as a smart document repository; work with automatic version tracking and control, access the repository from the web, share network folders, FTP, Microsoft Office tools and Mobile Applications

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