Adobe embeds Alfresco Repository
It’s been quite a while in the making, but I am very pleased with the news today that Adobe will be embedding Alfresco technology as part of its LiveCycle Suite. A while ago, I wrote a blog about embeddable content repositories. It was clear then and more clear now that the old generation of content repositories is not really designed to be embedded as part of content-oriented applications. Yet, we all know that there is more information in content than there is in databases. Why can’t applications use a set of services for managing content the way they manage data in embedded databases?
On this particular news, ComputerWorld reports Raja Hammond, Group Manager for Adobe LiveCycle, as saying, “Alfresco has a fantastic lightweight installation. It is J2EE server-based, so it is very much aligned with our architecture. We’re able with this release to totally embed it. We’ve done extensive customization to the UIs to add additional capabilities to them. We’ve integrated them tightly with the various solution components within LiveCycle.