No Experience Needed

The release of Adobe Expe­ri­ence Man­ag­er 6.3 (AEM) intro­duces a host of new fea­tures to accel­er­ate the con­tent cre­ation and give con­tent authors greater pow­er and flex­i­bil­i­ty. With these new fea­tures, the best prac­tices for imple­ment­ing an Expe­ri­ence Man­ag­er site have evolved con­sid­er­ably. If you are new to devel­op­ing with Expe­ri­ence Man­ag­er or used to work­ing with an old­er ver­sion of the prod­uct, get­ting start­ed can be daunt­ing. Don’t fear, we have the tuto­r­i­al for you!

Introducing the WKND Tutorial

Host­ed on helpx​.adobe​.com the WKND tuto­r­i­al is a mul­ti-part tuto­r­i­al designed to teach a devel­op­er how to imple­ment a web­site in Expe­ri­ence Man­ag­er 6.3 using the lat­est stan­dards and tech­nolo­gies. The tuto­r­i­al starts from the ground up imple­ment­ing the WKND, a fic­ti­tious online mag­a­zine that focus­es on nightlife, activ­i­ties, and events in sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al cities. Each part of the tuto­r­i­al builds on the pre­vi­ous parts, although a devel­op­er can start at any point as each part is host­ed on Github.

Over the course of the tuto­r­i­al the fol­low­ing top­ics are cov­ered:

  • Maven Project Set­up using Lazy­bones tem­plates
  • Eclipse vs CRXDE-Lite and oth­er IDE tool­ing
  • HTL
  • Sling Mod­els
  • Core Com­po­nents
  • Client-Side Libraries for orga­niz­ing CSS and JavaScript
  • Touch UI Dialogs
  • Editable Tem­plates
  • Respon­sive Grid and Lay­out Mode
WKND Site Tutorial

Edit­ing the Hero Image on the WKND Site

Tutorial Links

Take the First Step in Your AEM Developer Career

Demand for devel­op­ers with expe­ri­ence in Expe­ri­ence Man­ag­er is a pop­u­lar top­ic on social media. For instance, Dave Fox pub­lish­es often on the top­ic via LinkedIn Pulse.