Posts Tagged ‘Apache Sling’

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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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Deploying Sling CMS Apps with GitHub Actions

I use Apache Sling CMS for my personal site, so I can easily author my blog posts from nearly anywhere. Unfortunately, since this is a personal site, I’m not exactly spending the dollars on building out a full Continuous Integration / Delivery process. Enter GitHub Actions GitHub provides Actions, a free for limited use solution […]

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How AEM as a Cloud Service Scales

With AEM as a Cloud Service, Adobe has solved some extremely challenging problems in order to make AEM scale in the cloud. These challenges relate to the underlying implementation and concepts behind AEM and are: Each AEM instance stores the application code in the repository which is, therefore, mutable Each AEM instance stores the content […]

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AEM as a Cloud Service Followup: Insights from Cedric Huesler

Yesterday, Cedric Huesler, the Director of Product Management at Adobe started a Twitter thread on AEM as a Cloud Service. I have a number of burning questions about AEM as a Cloud Service, so I figured I’d take Cedric up on the offer to ask anything. Cedric graciously replied, hopefully, you find these replies helpful as we all learn more […]

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Sling CMS Version 0.14.0: New Capabilities and Experience Improvements

It’s been a while since the last release of Sling CMS. The latest release, 0.14.0, brings tremendous new capabilities and dramatic improvements to the authoring experience to Sling CMS. New Capabilities   Release 0.14.0 brings some exciting new capabilities to supplement the core content management features of Sling CMS to handle common web use cases. […]

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Revealing Hidden Oak Nodes / Properties

Did you know there are properties you can’t see in your Apache Sling / Adobe Experience Manager repository? Jackrabbit OAK includes the concept of hidden nodes and properties. Hidden nodes and properties are prefixed with a colon and are not visible to consuming applications. Examples include :nestedCugs and :topCugCnt which are used to store the […]

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Visualize OSGi Service Graphs with Composum

Here’s a neat trick for AEM developers and architects: you can create a diagram representation of the service dependencies using Composum. For those not familiar, Composum is an Open-Source project based on Apache Sling. To create a service dependency diagram, you will need to install two additional dependencies: Composum Sling Core Console Composum Sling Core […]

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Dynamic Dropdowns in AEM Content Fragments

In this post, I’ll show you how to easily and cleanly create a dynamic dropdown in an AEM Content Fragment Model driven by an ACS AEM Commons Generic List. What are Content Fragments? But first, what are Content Fragments? Content Fragments are a powerful feature in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) for managing structure content. Each Content […]

Where’s the Workflow??

Workflows are some of the most powerful tools in the toolbox of any AEM developer, however, due to some questionable UI choices in the TouchUI, they are somewhat buried. To understand why, let’s take a look at the process for starting a workflow from the AEM Assets console: Image credit Ahmed Musallam Which of course […]

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Building a Zero Cost Website with Apache Sling CMS

  For some time now I’ve been using an intuitive, full-featured Content Management System for managing my blog posts and other content on danklco.com. This system supports rich text editing, using a component-driven page builder, all of the content management bells & whistles, a full java app server stack for developing integrations and is 100% free […]

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Lucky #11: Sling 11 and Java 11 Support

The Apache Sling project just released the latest version of the Apache Sling Starter, version 11. This artifact is an aggregator of the modules making up Apache Sling and is used by many downstream applications as a basis for the “stable” version of the Apache Sling codebase.

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