Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Creating an Adobe Experience Manager project using Lazybones

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 project by using Lazybones, which is a templating language that you can use to setup an Experience Manager project. For more information, see Lazybones.
This development article walks you through an efficient path to create a new Experience Manager project. This article covers the following tasks:
  • Create an Experience Manager project by using Lazybone.
  • Setup the project using the Eclipse plug-in.
  • How to use the Experience Manager Template Editor.
  • How to use the new Experience Manager Core Components. 
  • How to overlay Core Components. 
  • Create an advanced Experience Manager component that  renders markup with HTL (Sightly) and work with the underlying logic with Sling models.


This article will be released when Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 is released. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Creating a custom action for an Adobe Experience Manager Form component

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) form using various form components located in the Forms Category and submit the data to a custom form action. The custom form action can send the data to an Experience Manager service that can process the data using Java application logic to meet your business requirements. For example, you can store the data in the AEM JCR, in a relational database or send the data within an email message (as a few examples). However, to keep this article simple, the custom AEM service writes the posted data to the AEM log file.

An Experience Manager form can be consumed in a mobile device or a web browser running on a desktop. For example, consider a desktop user filling out the following form.



You can build a custom form action that is invoked when an end user fills out the form and clicks the submit button. In this article, the custom form action named customFormAction is created, as shown in the following illustration.



This article steps you through how to build a custom form action that sends data to an Experience Manager service build using Java APIs. To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/form_component_customaction.html.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Adobe Experience Manager Additional Community Content

This blog entry lists additional content that the community will find useful.

White Papers


Community Blogs

CQ Ops (Tumblr)
AEM CQ5 Tutorials(Community Member's AEM Blog)
Adobe CQ/Adobe AEM (Community Member's AEM Blog)
Ryan Lunka's Blog (Author of AEM in a Classroom)
Daniel Klco CQ/AEM Blog(Community Member's AEM Blog)
Himanshu Jain CQ/AEM Blog(Community Member's AEM Blog)
Adobe CQ/AEM Club Blog(Community Member's AEM Blog)
CQ5 AEM TRICKS OF TRADE(Community Member's AEM Blog)


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Monday, 27 March 2017

Creating your First Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 website

You can develop an enterprise scale website using Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 that contains different sections, based on existing HTML, such as:

  • header
  • body
  • menu
  • footer

In this development article, you will learn the process of building AEM 6.3 templates and components and adding HTML and CSS to build a site. You will also learn how to perform these tasks:
  • modularizing the page-rendering components 
  • defining local supertypes 
  • making use of AEM supertypes

The following illustration shows the website that is build by following the steps in this article.




This article will be released when Experience Manager 6.3 is released. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Managing multiple instances of the same Adobe Experience Manager OSGi service

When developing custom services for Adobe Experience Manager, you can define a service that can be configured using the Felix Configuration screen.


You define configuration fields that show up in the Felix configuration screen by using a @Property annotations. For example: 

@Property(description="adress to whom email is sent",value=DEFAULT_ADDRESS)
    private static final String ADDRESS = "mailservice.address";
    private String address;

You can configure your AEM service to use different configuration values. For example, you can configure 1 to many different instances of the same service. 

Assume you want to develop a custom email service that contain the following configuration values. 
  • the email address to which an email is sent
  • the email address from which the email is sent
You can configure the custom email service so that each service instance has a different value for these configuration settings. You can enter an AEM configuration value into an AEM configuration dialog, as shown here. 


In this configuration dialog, the to and from email addresses are configurable. You can configure additional configuration settings for the same service.  

When you use the custom Service within AEM, you can create a reference to the exact configuration service that you want to reference. To do this, you use the @Reference annotation and additional metadata such as: 


 @Reference(target = "(mailservice.label=InternetA)")
     MailService mailServiceA; 
     
     @Reference(target = "(mailservice.label=InternetB)")
     MailService mailServiceB;      


In the above dialog, there is a additional field named emailservice.label. You can reference the value in this field with the target value when using the @Reference annotation. 

This development article guides you through how to create an OSGi service where there are multiple configured services and how to use the  @Reference(target = "(mailservice.label=InternetA)") annotation properly.  


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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Using Granite DataSource objects to populate Experience Manager 6.2 Touch UI Select objects

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.2 Touch UI component that contains a drop-down control that can be used within the AEM Touch UI view. An AEM author selects drop-down values during design time. For example, an author can select a USA state value from an AEM component that displays address information. A drop-down control is populated by using a com.adobe.granite.ui.components.ds.DataSource object. For information, see DataSource.

Once you create a DataSource object, its data can be used to dynamically populate a drop-down control, as shown in this illustration.


This development article steps you through how to build an AEM 6.2 HTL component by using an AEM Maven Archetype 10 project. Then it discusses how to populate a drop-down field in the component's dialog using a DataSource object.



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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Integrating Adobe Experience Manager 6.2 with Activation - Dynamic Tag Management

You can integrate Adobe Experience Manager 6.2 (AEM) with Adobe Marketing Cloud Activation Core Services (formerly named Dynamic Tag Management). Activation is an Adobe Marketing Cloud Core Service that allows a digital marketer to manage Adobe and third-party tags used for tracking or other analytic purposes. It is done through client-side scripting that injects tag related code throughout the pages of the site.

You define rules in the Activation web client, as shown in this illustration.



The previous illustration shows an Activation rule named TestOnLoadChrome. This rule is basically an event handler that is fired when a web page page is opened. The condition is defined so that this rule fires only when the browser is Chrome. The logic that is defined is simply JavaScript that creates a pop-up message.

alert("Hello Chrome - this is a DM rule");

Once you define and approve Activation rules using the Activation web client, you can embed these rules into AEM web pages. When this rule is embedded into an AEM web page, this rule is fired when an AEM web page is opened in Chrome, as shown in this illustration.



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