Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ensuring Success in Your Enterprise-wide BI Project

From I suggest this intersting post.

"Thinking big is fine for BI projects, but how can you avoid ending up with a department-level project or one that doesn’t meet the original requirements? To find out the best project management practices, we turned to Peter LePine, managing director for the BI and information management practice at Emtec Inc.
Peter has lead successful projects at Fortune 500 companies in high-tech manufacturing, life sciences, finance, and insurance, using tools and technologies such as ETL, source data profiling, master data management, data warehouse and data marts following Kimball's data modeling approach, business intelligence reports, analytics, and dashboards. He’s delivered enterprise-scale projects utilizing the leading data architect, ETL, BI, analytics, and dashboard technologies."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Install Entando on Netbeans

Hi to all,
yes again here speaking about  Entando, after installing it with maven (First step with Entando ), now we go to install Entando using NetBeans 7.01

  java, postgresql, tomcat, NetBeans 7.01 are all present on the PC.
  a postgresql user agile with password agile is configured
  1. Start Netbeans
  2. Create New Project
  3. Select Maven - Project From Archetype click Next
  4. Select Archetypes from Remote Repository
  5. Select Entando: Archetype For Generic Portal (the version number can be different)
  6. Click next and complete the form

yes we've just create a project based on Entando (whow very simple and fast).

Another few important steps
 1. create the db:
  1.1 in your project expand the build.xml file
  1.2 execute  PG-db-full-update this task create the db used by the project

 2. run the project
  2.1 click on run project select your webapp server I suggest tomcat 6.xx

  if all it's ok you'll see this page

  login as suggested in the web page and you see the administration console

Fine yes?
Simple poprtal with no plugin so next question is How can I insert a plugin in my project/portal?
first read the entando guide:
  How to add some Plugins to my own portal based on mavenized Entando  on GitHub

Read it?
Ok, go back to NetBeans
stop tomcat and open pom.xml file
insert the code you find in the entando guide and your pom.xml will look like this

pay attention to change the version (here we have 0.0.1-SNAPSHOT) to the last one, how? easy select 0.0.1-SNAPSHOT  and click ctrlspacebar and Netbeans will suggest you the last number version.
Save the pom.xml file, clean and build your project.

Now it's time to update the db to be compliant with the plugin inserted in the project, so expand the build.xml file and execute the task PG-db-restore-plugins

Run the projcet, login and you can see the plugin in the list.

et voilà, very simple and easy.

Now it's Christmas time so
Happy Christmas to all