AEM Developer Chrome Extension

Finding a new tool to help you as a developer is always exciting. One that I would like to share with you that recently became available is the AEM Developer Chrome Extension. This extension is a great tool that can save you a lot of time when working with AEM. The extension was created by Nate Yolles, and you can check it out here on GitHub: aem-developer-chrome

You can also find the extension on the Google Chrome store here: AEM Developer Chrome Extension

Now you may be wondering what the tool has to offer. Here are some of its features:

  • You can open the current page you are on in any of your defined environments with a click of one button.
  • You can impersonate any user without having to go to the User Admin page. When you impersonate a user using the extension, it will simply reload the current page as that user.
  • You can switch between classic view and the Touch UI with a click of a button. You can toggle the content finder off and on with a click of a button.
  • It allows you to clear cached clientlibs, compiled JSPs, and run the garbage collector without going to the Felix console.
  • You can go to crxde lite with a click of a button. If you have a page open and click the button, it will navigate to that page and that exact node in crxde lite.
As you can see, this extension is a powerful tool that can save you time as developer. If you are interested in adding another tool to your set, check out the above links.

Here is what the extension looks like: