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An Introduction to Headless or Decoupled CMS in AEM 6.5 | AEM Community Blog Seeding

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An Introduction to Headless or Decoupled CMS in AEM 6.5 by Specbee


Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.5’s release in April 2019 saw an addition of some key features and enhancements. It allows enterprises to offer more innovative and comprehensive customer experiences, faster and better.

What is a headless CMS?
Headless architecture offers a new way of presenting AEM content. Unlike the traditional AEM solutions, headless does it without the presentation layer. Instead, you control the presentation completely with your own code in any programming language.

Headless CMS in AEM 6.5
The headless CMS extension for AEM was introduced with version 6.3 and has improved since then, it mainly consists of the following components:
1. Content Services: Expose user defined content through an API in JSON format. All 3rd party applications can consume this data.
2. Content Fragments: Allows the user to add and update content as structured data entities. The Content Fragment Model defines the schema of each content fragment.

AEM, however, follows a hybrid approach where user defined data or content fragments can be delivered as JSON through API or embedded within a traditional HTML page.

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