The new Adobe Developer App Builder provides an extensibility framework for a developer to easily extend functionalities in AEM as a Cloud Service.
App Builder provides a unified third-party extensibility framework for integrating and creating custom experiences that extend Adobe Experience Manager. With this complete extensibility framework, built on Adobe’s infrastructure, developers can build custom microservices, extend, and integrate Adobe Experience Manager across Adobe solutions and the rest of the IT stack.
App Builder provides a way for customers to easily extend Adobe Experience Manager in various use cases:
App Builder has been available to enterprise customers and partners by way of Adobe’s Developer Preview since Summer 2020. General availability (GA) of App Builder is scheduled for December 2021. Adobe welcomes developers to try out App Builder through the Trial Program.
For AEM 6.5 customers who want to use the App Builder, see Extending Adobe Experience Manager 6.5 using Adobe Developer App Builder.
Instead of an out-of-the-box solution, Adobe Developer App Builder provides a common, consistent, standardized development platform for extending Adobe Cloud solutions such as AEM including:
The following diagram illustrates how a standard application built on App Builder uses these functionalities:
For more details about the App Builder architecture, have a look at Architecture Overview.
Adobe created Getting Started documentation so you can get started with App Builder:
App Builder provides videos and documentation for developers including guides, and reference documentation to help you begin developing your own custom applications:
Ready to start developing? Adobe has lots of sample applications to help you get going quickly: