Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is built on a rich open-source software stack that exposes many Java APIs for use during development. This article explores the major APIs and when and why they should be used.
AEM is built on 4 primary Java API sets.
1. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
Product abstractions such as pages, assets, workflows, etc.
2. Apache Sling Web Framework
REST and resource-based abstractions such as resources, value maps, and HTTP requests.
3. JCR (Apache Jackrabbit Oak)
Data and content abstractions such as node, properties and sessions.
4. OSGi (Apache Felix)
OSGi application container abstractions such as services and (OSGi) components.