Andreas Steffan

Complexity is ugly. I love it straight, fast, simple and open. I believe in true Open Source, the Open Web and Linux. I freelance in the JVM- and Content-Management spaces. My preferences are Clojure, Groovy, JavaScript, Java, Alfresco and WordPress. Emacs is my religion.

Webpack meets the JVM

Some aspects of web-development are only covered by Node/Webpack based tooling because there simply is no decent tooling on other runtimes. Do those who want to keep the JVM runtime need a separate Node process? What are the tradeoffs? This post looks at Webpack from the JVM side of things, but similar concerns may arise elsewhere. … Lies mehr

Alfresco Extension Module Fundamentals

Assuming things are meant to scale, I think the Alfresco extension module infrastructure is lacking critical functionality. This post about what, why and my conclusions. … Lies mehr

Alfresco Workflow meets Extended Datalists

Workflow in Alfresco is not very user friendly. The user interface is not designed to handle tasks and processes at scale. We are trying to change that. This post is about our first steps and the lessons learned along the way. … Lies mehr

Alfresco: Handling „LibreOffice not responding“

Alfresco Community uses LibreOffice for various content transformations. From time to time, certain transformations screw the Office server process in a way that it stops responding to requests. The extension introduced in this post provides an automated recovery process.
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