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OpenKM Developer Course

Ana Canteli

Written by Ana Canteli on October 09, 2023

Join the OpenKM Developer Course

In today's world of technology, the ability to master document management tools and systems has become an invaluable competitive advantage for developers and IT professionals. One of the leading systems in this sector is OpenKM, a robust and versatile electronic document and multimedia content management platform. If you are passionate about development and technology, the OpenKM Developer Course is your opportunity to acquire a deep and practical knowledge that will allow you to lead customization and development projects with confidence. We will explore in detail this exceptional course, designed for developers and IT professionals looking to excel in the world of document management and enterprise content.

A Course Tailored to Developers

The OpenKM Developer Course is aimed at those developers and IT professionals who wish to become experts in this electronic document and records management platform. Its main objective is to provide the necessary knowledge so that participants can tackle OpenKM integration and customization projects successfully.

Course Duration: Although the total duration of the video tutorials is 10 hours, the estimated time for a developer to successfully complete the entire course is estimated between 60 and 80 hours. This time commitment demonstrates the depth and importance of the content on offer.

Desirable Course Requirements

To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that participants meet certain desirable requirements:

  1. 1. Working Knowledge of Java: Preferably with at least 3 or more years of experience. Java is a widely used language in enterprise application development and is central to the OpenKM ecosystem.
  2. 2. Familiarity with Java Development IDEs: Although IntelliJ is preferred, you can follow the course with other popular IDEs such as Eclipse or NetBeans. These development environments are essential to working effectively with Java.
  3. 3. Knowledge of .NET: Having knowledge of .NET is a valuable asset, since OpenKM integrates with this technology to offer complete business solutions.
  4. 4. Node.js knowledge: Node.js is a widely used development platform for building web applications and services. Knowing Node.js will allow you to take advantage of OpenKM's capabilities more effectively.

These requirements reflect the complexity and scope of the course, which is designed to take participants from a basic level to an advanced proficiency level in OpenKM.


The OpenKM Developer Course offers comprehensive content covering both customization and advanced development on the platform. Here's a detailed look at the key topics being addressed:


  1. 1. Creating Plugins: You will learn how to create plugins that automate processes in the background, which is essential to improve operational efficiency in an organization.
  2. 2. Scheduling Recurring Tasks: You'll discover how to schedule Crontab tasks, which will allow you to automatically execute actions at specific times.
  3. 3. In-Depth Metadata: You will thoroughly understand how metadata works in OpenKM and how it can be used to organize and classify documents effectively.
  4. 4. Report Creation: You will explore the creation of reports using SQL, code and plugins, which will allow you to generate useful information from OpenKM data.
  5. 5. User Interface Improvement: You will learn how to extend the functionalities of the user interface to adapt OpenKM to the specific needs of your organization.
  6. 6. Security Fundamentals: Information security is crucial, and this course will provide you with the skills to ensure that documents are properly protected.

Advanced Development

  1. 1. Using the Java SDK: You will explore the OpenKM Java SDK and learn how to develop custom applications with it.
  2. 2. Using the .NET SDK:  If you have .NET experience, this course will teach you how to use the .NET SDK to integrate OpenKM into .NET-based business applications.
  3. 3. Using the Node.js SDK: You will take advantage of Node.js capabilities to interact with OpenKM and develop modern and responsive applications.
  4. 4. Creating an External Application with Spring Boot:  You will learn how to create a fully functional external application using Spring Boot, a technology widely adopted in business development.
  5. 5. Integration with Third Party Applications: You will discuss in detail how to integrate the OpenKM document preview with other applications, which is essential for effective collaboration in a business environment.
  6. 6. Creating an Application with VUE: You will discover how to use the VUE JavaScript framework to develop highly interactive web applications that take advantage of OpenKM capabilities.

Attention to Detail

A distinctive aspect of this course is the attention paid to detail. In each example and lesson, the following key points are emphasized:

  • Bad Practices and Possible Problems: You will learn to identify bad practices and avoid common problems that may arise during OpenKM development.
  • Process and Error Control: You will be taught to control processes and especially how to handle errors effectively to ensure smooth operation.
  • Good Practices: Good development practices will be promoted that will help you create solid and sustainable solutions.
  • Detailed Code Analysis: A detailed analysis of the code will be provided, both at the level of certain aspects of the OpenKM core, and of the code of the examples. This will help you understand in depth how the platform works and how to apply that knowledge in your projects.


The OpenKM Developer Course is your ticket to a future full of exciting opportunities in the world of electronic document management and multimedia content. You'll gain advanced skills on a leading platform, learn from experts, and excel in your career.

Don't miss the opportunity to join this exciting journey of learning and professional development. Sign up today and take the first step towards success in the open source world. Your future as an OpenKM developer is just a course away. Don't wait any longer to take control of your career and succeed in the exciting world of online document management with OpenKM!

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