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Starting with alfresco and interacting from my java application with it

Question asked by odpas on Jan 25, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2018 by afaust



I just started using Alfresco. I downloaded the CE 5.2 version and installed it on my local server to start playing with it.


On the other hand, I have a java application with which I would like to interact with Alfresco (upload and download files, folders, manage them, etc). I downloaded this project to learn more things.


Now is when my doubts come. To interact with alfresco from java, what is the best way? In the example project, it is done by alfresco api (alfresco-client) although it is in beta.


But, searching, I have seen that many sites use CMIS (openCMIS), but I can not see clearly the differences or advantages of using one with respect to another. I know the basic concepts of each one (and I image that, for certain things, one would be better than the other), but when it comes to putting them into practice, I'm not so sure about it.


Could someone guide me on where to go for the requirements I need that I mentioned at the beginning? 


I am not sure if I should have to focus on developing my application with alfresco-client, with openCMIS or even other that I do not know yet.