BS TechTalk: Adobe Experience Manager / CQ5

TechTalkOn Thursday, March 28th, Boyle Software’s TechTalk series continued with an excellent overview of Adobe Experience Manager – until recently known as CQ5. AEM is Adobe’s popular content management platform and the cornerstone technology of their Marketing Cloud.

TechTalkBoyle software engineer J.P. Gelb covered myriad topics related to AEM and its underlying technologies: from an overview of the history of CQ to a look at the newest features in Adobe’s most recent release; from the particulars of CRX – AEM’s version of the Java Content Repository – to the development of OSGi bundles and Apache Sling resource resolution; from Adobe’s positioning in the competitive CMS marketplace to how workflows can be customized to an organization’s Web publishing model. In wrapping up the evening’s presentation, J.P. gave demonstrations of the author’s interface as well as the developer’s view and the basic framework for creating templates, components and widgets.

TechTalkInterest in AEM and CQ on the part of the attending members of the Boyle Software staff was strong enough to merit an upcoming series of more in-depth looks at specific AEM-related technologies, including the integration of the e-commerce platform Hybris into the platform.

(The Boyle Software TechTalks are monthly internal evening gatherings with the goal of sharing thoughts on IT technologies.)