Friday, 27 June 2014

Upcoming Articles appearing on Scotts Digital Community

After 10 years of working at Adobe, I am taking my 10 year sabbatical. New articles will appear in this blog later in the summer - after Aug 18,2014. We will be pushing out content such as:


  • Working with AEM 6 and PhoneGap
  • Developing your First AEM 6 Touch UI component
  • Extending existing Touch UI components
  • Developing components based on Slightly
If you have any AEM article suggestions, please leave a comment and let me know. I look forward to continuing to work with the AEM community when i get back. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Extending the Adobe Experience Manager 6 Administrator User Interface

You can customize the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) administrator user interface to meet your business requirements. For example, you can add a new button or menu item to the user interface that lets an administrator access custom functionality within AEM. To customize the AEM administrator user interface, you overlay JCR nodes located under /libs, place them under /apps and modify JCR nodes and properties. By modifying JCR nodes and properties, you can modify the AEM user admin.





In the previous illustration, notice that a menu option has been modified under Help. This represents a change that you can make by modifying the AEM JCR. To read this development article, click      http://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/extending-aem-6-administrator-user.html.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Ask the AEM Community Experts – A monthly virtual community meet-up

Hello AEM Community -- we have listened to you and have responded with this new program.

We are bringing together the participants in the Adobe Experience Manager forum with the Adobe Community Experts in a virtual meet-up. The topics for these sessions will be based upon recent questions posted in the AEM forum.

Interacting with the experts will enable you to gain valuable knowledge that you can use in your projects now.  These meetings will be a series of community-engaging “how to” presentations with topics ranging from developing custom AEM services to deep dive sessions about using different aspects of Adobe Experience Manager.

All attendees are encouraged to participate  by asking other AEM community members and experts questions about using AEM.

When: Last Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST (convert to your time zone).
Registration: RSVP today using 1 of 2 ways:

1 - Send me an email at scottm@adobe.com. Subject line: Ask the AEM Community Experts.

2 - Sign up here. Use your Adobe ID to sign in:
Ask a Community Expert - Developing custom services to customize AEM

Time: The kick off meet-up will take place June 24th @ 11-12 EST.
First meeting description:  Developing custom services to customize AEM. It provides details on how to develop Java-based services to customize AEM to meet your business requirements.

Hope you will join us on June 24th


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Monday, 26 May 2014

Posting AEM 6 Form Data to Custom Services

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6 form and submit the data to a custom AEM service. The custom service can process the data to meet your business requirements. For example, you can store the data in a database or send the data within an email message. However, to keep this article simple, the custom AEM service writes the posted data to the AEM log file.
An AEM 6 form can be consumed in a mobile device or a web browser running on a desktop. For example, consider a mobile user filling out the following AEM 6 form on an IPad device..



When the user clicks the Submit button, the form data is submitted to an AEM Sling Servlet. Once the data reaches the Sling Servlet, you can process the mobile data to meet your business requirements. For example, you can store it in a relational database, store it in the AEM JCR, or pass it to an AEM Workflow (just to give a few examples).

To read this development article, click http://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/posting-aem-6-form-data.html.

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Friday, 23 May 2014

Scheduling Adobe Experience Manager Jobs using Apache Sling

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) OSGi bundle that uses Sling APIs to create a custom Sling Schedule Service. This service performs an AEM job at a scheduled time. In this article, assume that the following use case exists:

1. The Scheduler Service runs each weekday and checks to determine if there are more than six stale workflow items. It uses MBean API logic to perform this task.

2. If there are more than six stale workflow items, an email message is sent to an AEM administrator.





To read this development article, click http://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/aem-first-components1.html.

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Customizing Your First Adobe Experience Manager 6 Social Component

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6 supports social components that let you build web sites that contain social functionality that lets you engage with your customers. For example, you can add functionality that lets your users leave comments on your website. AEM supports out of the box socials components. For information, see Introduction to Social Communities.

AEM also supports the ability to customize these social components to meet your business requirements. You can use the AEM Social Component Framework Java API to create a custom social component. An user can interact with an AEM web site by interacting with functionality exposed by your custom social component.







An AEM social component forms the basis of HTTP API responses and the context made available to a front end component. Sometimes you need to add more information or hide information to the default social component to meet your business requirement. You can achieve this use case by writing an AEM OSGi bundle that uses the AEM Social Component Framework Java API located in the com.adobe.cq.social.commons.client.api package. For information about this API, see Package com.adobe.cq.social.commons.

For example, you can modify the appearance of the AEM comment system by using AEM Java APIs.



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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Creating Adobe Experience Manager Sling Servlets that invoke MBean operations

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) application that lets a user view data returned by a MBean operation. A MBean is a server-side resource that can be managed. In this use case, assume that a user wants to retrieve the number of stale workflow items, as shown in the following illustration.




The Sling Servlet that is created uses Java APIs located in the javax.management package that can be used to manage and monitor MBean operations. For information, see Package javax.management.

This article guides you through creating a Sling Servlet that uses MBean APIs to determine the number of stale workflow items located within AEM.





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