Archive for the ‘adobe’ Category


AEM and Solr Search Meetup

November 9, 2015

in case you are in the Salt Lake City area and would like to know more about join me at


keeping up to date with the adobe aem 6 documentation

March 3, 2015

Adobe puts out great documentation about AEM6 on – however, to keep up to date with the latest changes and recommendations is sometimes not that easy. We’re proud to announce our adobe doc diff website:

The site indexes the documentation on a daily basis and can send you an email with the latest changes or you can just go back to the site from time to time and see what changed since you last visited.

Also check out the side by side view of the site (for example providing you with the previous version the current version and a diff view of the content from both.


AEM 6 SP2 Available

February 6, 2015

Adobe released Service Pack 2 for AEM6. The release notes indicate that jackrabbit oak was updated to version 1.0.9

The following statement in the release notes may also be of interest:

Preannouncement: Removal of CRX2 in next AEM release

AEM 6.0 ships with a compatibility option to run the server with the repository technology that is used in AEM 5.6.1. The documentation also refers to it as CRX2 or Apache Jackrabbit 2.x.

AEM 6.0 introduces the next generation Java Content Repository that the documentation refers to as Apache Jackrabbit Oak or CRX3. It comes with many significant improvements, mainly with regards to scalability, performance and optimizations for AEM capabilities. For more info, please see Introduction to Oak.

Adobe is planning to remove the compatibility option in the next release of Adobe Experience Manager. The update process of the next release will contain the option to switch to the Oak-based repository during the update, that can be used for customers that want to update from AEM 5.x or AEM 6.0 using the compatibility option.


Ready for Sightly? The new AEM Templating Language

December 7, 2013

If you have been to one of the AEM Tech Events around the world you may have noticed Adobe is starting to heavily push their new templating language that hopefully will be available in AEM starting with the 6.0 release that’s scheduled for the beginning of next year. It also sounds like the templating language may be available for AEM5.6 as well. So what is it all about?

Have a look at the presentation by Gabriel Walt

And some of the videos from the Adobe@Adobe blog by Senol Tas

It seems the templating language code-named sightly will bring quite a big change to the developers working with AEM (CQ). The work is more shifted towards the front-end developers – the backend developers will be focusing more on java based development.


Ruby Script to determine the Version of a CQ/AEM Instance

October 7, 2013

sometimes it’s good to get the version number of a cq instance in a script. The following is an example Ruby script that grabs the version number of your cq instance from the welcome screen

require "rubygems"
require "net/http"
require "uri"

if ARGV.length < 3
  puts "cqversion.rb username password http://localhost:4502"
  username = ARGV[0]
  password = ARGV[1]
  host = ARGV[2]

  uri = URI.parse(host+"/libs/cq/core/content/welcome.html")

  http =, uri.port)
  request =
  request.basic_auth username, password

  response = http.request(request)

  if response.code == "200"
    puts /Version [0-9\.a-zA-Z ]*/.match(response.body)
    puts "failed to get version number - http error code: ", response.code

Presentations from CQCON 2013

July 3, 2013

In case you have not seen them yet, the presentations of the cqcon 2013 conference in Basel/Switzerland area available online – well worth reviewing


Adobe Experience Manager 5.6.1 Documentation Released

June 18, 2013

If you visited the AEM (CQ) Documentation today you may have noticed that the ‘current’ documentation is now for AEM 5.6.1 – While the download does not seem to be ready yet, the release notes are quite large and may be a good read for developers to get a head-start in order to understand what has changed.

The URL to the release notes is

update: the aem5.6.1 download is now available at – there is also a download section on daycare, unfortunately the download is still missing from there ( )