March 28th, 2013

Creating New Applications in CQ with CRXDE IDE

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Written by: Nouman Naveed
creating folder structure in crxde

CQ application comprises of elements like Templates, Components, OSGi bundles and static files. All these elements are grouped together to form a application or a project and are stored at a specific location with in JCR repository. Most often, new projects are created under the /apps directory. Adobe suggests to set up a following folder structure:

/apps/ – Contains for your application
/apps/ /components – Container for all the components in a CQ application. Create child folders to organise the components further.
/apps/ /templates – Container for all the templates in a CQ application
/apps/ /src – OSGi bundle build structure
/apps/ /install – Compiled OSGi bundle container

Here are the steps to create the recommended folder structure:

  1. Login to your CQ environment and go to CRXDE Lite (Ex: www.your-domain.com/crxde)
    2. Right click on /apps folder and select “Create Folder”
    2. Enter the name of your application/project “awesomeapp” in create folder dialog.
    3. Create child folders under “awesomeapp” and name them as “components”, “templates”, “src” and “install”.

Always organize your components and templates in a way that that best suited for your project and most importantly allows you to easily maintain them.

About the Author

Nouman Naveed
My name is Mohammed Nouman Naveed. I work and play with Flash Platform technologies and has experience of 11 years. Consulting and Training is part of my job. I am Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe User Group Manager, Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Community Champion.


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