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Using Alfresco from Websphere App Server

Question asked by lagachette on Mar 14, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2010 by lagachette
This is most probably a question that has been asked before but I cannot seem to find the answer . .

My company is currently looking at replacing our current CMS which was built in-house, with something that can be used across the organisation.

At the moment, we have  a series of internal and external websites and their content are managed by an internal Content / Configuration management system. For instance, the look and feel and static content is held in the cms so every time the pages are hit, the content is retrieved from the cms. Additionally, some of the features such as the values sent as parameters to backend procedures are also managed by the cms.

Ideally, we would like the entire content of all websites to managed by a central CMS, which could be accessed by our various departments. However, most CMSs tend to manage websites that are tightly integrated  and that would mean a lot of rewrite as you can imagine. However, Alfresco seem to have a series of APIs that could be embedded into our JSP based applications  hosted on our Websphere application servers.

So . . .  here are my questions :-))

1. Is it possible, with Alfresco, to carry on developing java applications and deploy them on our websphere servers, but, using Alfresco to manage their content?

2. Perhaps, being able to develop web applications in Alfresco but "hooking" them with in-house java components(EJBs, web services or Spring) without extensive rewrite :-)

3. Using Alfresco to store values such as localised error messages and allow those messages to be retrieved via APIs?

Thank you very much for your help,