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Optaros Authors Alfresco Developer Guide

Developer’s guide comprised of best practices from actual deployments of Alfresco’s open source CMS

BOSTON — Oct. 31, 2008 — Optaros, Inc., a Platinum Alfresco Partner and Next Generation Internet (NGI) consulting firm, has authored The Alfresco Developer Guide, a book to help developers implement open source content management solutions on the Alfresco platform. The book incorporates best practices learned from numerous large-scale client engagements, which appear as step-by-step examples.

The Alfresco Developer Guide takes an in-depth look at how to write customized code to implement the Alfresco open source CMS for a fictional corporation, SomeCo. The reader is led through each chapter as if they are working for SomeCo and customizing the open source CMS for the unique needs of each department. By the end of the book, every area of the Alfresco product has been examined, including content modeling, advanced workflow, Web Scripts, Web Content Management and the API.

“Alfresco’s open source content management system has been extremely effective for Optaros’ work with clients across the globe,” says Jeff Potts, content management practice lead at Optaros, Alfresco’s 2007 North American Contributor of the Year and Alfresco Developer Guide author. “The Alfresco Developer Guide explains to developers how to roll out a successful Alfresco deployment in their own companies, using step-by-step instructions based on our expertise at Optaros, as a platinum Alfresco partner.”

“Optaros employs the largest group of consultants in the world who are fully trained to work with all of Alfresco’s open source content management software,” says John Powell, Alfresco’s president and CEO. “As a trusted Alfresco partner, Optaros’ backing of the Alfresco Developer Guide just makes sense.”

About Optaros

Alfresco’s 2007 International Partner of the Year, Optaros is a Next Generation Internet (NGI) consulting firm with a global open source content management practice. The unique Optaros Assembly Methodology (OptAM) provides clients with faster, more versatile solutions than traditional build, buy or rent options. Optaros serves more than 100 clients including ABB, Biogen Idec, McKesson, Merck/Serono, The New York Times, Sony Pictures, Swisscom, and many others. For more information, visit

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About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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