Dan KlcoAdobe Digital Marketing Technical Director

Dan is a certified Adobe Digital Marketing Technologist, Architect, and Advisor, having led multiple successful digital marketing programs on the Adobe Experience Cloud. He's passionate about solving complex problems and building innovative digital marketing solutions. Dan is a PMC Member of the Apache Sling project, frequent Adobe Beta participant and committer to ACS AEM Commons, allowing a unique insight into the cutting edge of the Adobe Experience Cloud platform.

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Make Your Adobe Managed Services Migration a Success

With companies looking to reduce costs and increase agility, many are looking to move their CMS to the cloud. Adobe offers two cloud solutions for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM): Adobe Managed Services (AMS) and AEM Cloud Service. For existing on-premise customers, AMS is a lighter lift as it is closer to on-premise architectures. Is AMS […]

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Apache Sling JVM Performance Followup

In a comment on my previous post Apache Sling JVM Performance, Gil Tene made an insightful comment about the potential possibility of performance impact from speed from the underlying environment or other tests. To accommodate for this possibility, I re-ran the tests inside a loop, randomizing order of the JVM execution for each iteration 25 times. […]

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Apache Sling JVM Performance Comparison

With the recent proliferation of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementations, it’s difficult to know which implementation is the best for your use case. While proprietary vendors generally prefer Oracle Java, there are several open source options with different approaches and capabilities.  Given how the implementations vary in some underlying technical specifics, the “correct” JVM implementation […]

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The Missing Guide to Your Adobe Managed Services Servers

Working with Adobe Managed Services (AMS) I’ve wished I had a guide to the common activities I need to log into a server to perform. Here is a quick starter to help you find your way around the servers provisioned by Adobe Managed Services. Since I can’t guarantee AMS environments are consistent (and checking with […]

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Exploring the Sling Feature Model: Part 2 – Composite NodeStore

In my previous post Exploring the Sling Feature Model, I described the process of migrating from a Sling Provisioning project setup to a Sling Feature Model project.  Now that we have the Sling Provisioning Model project converted, we can move on to the fun stuff and create a Composite NodeStore. We’ll use Docker to build […]

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Exploring the Sling Feature Model: Part 1

In my previous post about AEM as a Cloud Service, How AEM Scales, I discussed the new Sling Feature Model which is a key part of how Adobe scales their new AEM as a Cloud Service solution using Kubernetes.  The goal of the Feature Model is to create a better way to provision Sling instances […]

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Debugging Dispatcher Deployment Issues with Cloud Manager

Adobe’s Cloud Manager is quite feature rich in unexpected features. One of these features is that it is in no way obvious how one can diagnose dispatcher deployment issues when run through Cloud Manager. Note: due to AMS’ inconsistent environment setup, this article may not apply to everyone, but if you rely on your CSE […]

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Pulling Private Dependencies with Cloud Manager

For customer’s using Adobe Managed Services, Cloud Manager has become the de facto system for deploying code to their Adobe Experience Manager environments. Among Cloud Manager’s many deficiencies is the inability to fetch artifacts from private remote repositories. The good news is there’s a workaround for internet-facing artifact repositories. Unfortunately, non-internet facing artifact repositories are […]

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Download / Watch the RepoInit Detroit Adobe Experience Meetup

Did you miss my webinar with the Detroit Adobe Experience Meetup on Sling RepoInit? Sling RepoInit is a newer technology which enables projects to set up permissions, configurations and content via OSGi configurations in a purpose-built grammar. Check out the presentation deck and recording to see how RepoInit could be useful on your project. Watch […]

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Upcoming Webinar – Sling RepoInit

Curious about using Sling RepoInit? Want to learn more in depth about how Sling RepoInit can enable your AEM DevOps team to manage the initial repository state in code? I’ll be leading a virtual discussion on Sling RepoInit with the Detroit AEM Meetup on Thursday July 9th from 6:00 – 6:50 PM EST. This talk […]

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One Tool to Configure Them All: Sling RepoInit

The core paradigm for the Java Content Repository (JCR), the repository for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is Everything is Content. This principal drives the flexibility which made AEM a market-leading solution. It does, however, come with a downside, managing the initial repository state is challenging since the repository state is a combination of the content, […]

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4 Useful Features of Composum Browser

Composum Browser is an Open Source JCR Node browser for Apache Sling which bills itself as “the Swiss knife for the repository”. Composum Browser is included in Apache Sling since Sling 9 and is available in all versions of Apache Sling CMS. While Composum Browser certainly supports navigating the JCR repository structure in Apache Sling, it […]

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