Today’s tip is about multifields — useful structures for displaying complex data. Multifields are not easy to build from scratch, but the AEM Authoring Toolkit helps create them with just a few lines of code.
Refactoring Complex AEM Components and Pursuing Better Code Practices with AEM Authoring Toolkit, Part II
This article continues the story of decomposing complex AEM components. We propose a way to gently split component data and logic into several function-specific classes while preserving the look and feel of a “whole” component. We also discuss the use of AEM Authoring Toolkit’s @RadioGroup, as well as changes that may be introduced to HTL markup.
Refactoring Complex AEM Components and Pursuing Better Code Practices with AEM Authoring Toolkit, Part I
As an AEM developer, you’ve probably had to support AEM components that have grown too complicated and feature-packed. This article shows a way to use AEM Authoring Toolkit to decompose them for better maintainability and a better authoring experience. We discuss usage of fieldsets and reactive tabs, as well as other DependsOn features.
Extending AEM Components can lead to issues and inconsistent behavior. In this article we’ll take a look at one such issue related to default values in authoring dialogs and provide some helpful tips based on our practical experience.
As you begin using AEM Authoring Toolkit and its powerful UI features provided by the DependsOn microframework, you may be interested in customizing them to suit your specific set of needs. This article gives a background on the overall structure of DependsOn and walks you through implementation, providing actionable advice on how to investigate, alter, and extend DependsOn functionality.