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My name is Damon. I'm a freelance web application developer. I build bespoke websites, web applications and plugins for knowledge and content management solutions. I primarily work with java solutions; Confluence, Jira and Crowd from Atlassian, Orbeon Forms and Alfresco.

Damon Rand

From my blog
The future is elastic
This week I observe that the guys at Enomaly have developed an Amazon Machine Image so that Alfresco can run on the EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud. Eventually Enomoly are planning to provide Alfresco hosted appliances using Amazon web services as the backbone. The are also applying this same approach to providing Drupal, Typo3 and a few other solutions using an application service provider model.

This is just one of many example of utility computing taking off in the marketplace. Here's an interesting case study I came across showing the sort of savings a medium sized web company made by moving from a local datacentre to an AWS infrastructure..

more from the blog

"Knowledge itself is power"
    – Francis Bacon


Enterprise identity management is a complicated area for organizations. I've developed a module to integrate the Alfresco content management system with the Atlassian Crowd identity management system. Link


Selected software development articles.

Building Alfresco apps with Maven


Selected essays on the environment.

Efficient investment of conservation funds
Forest fragmentation near Tai National Park, Ivory Coast
Wind Energy Conversion Systems - A feasibility report for Mt Grey, North Canterbury
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