Welcome to Sidekick. The first digital magazine for Adobe Experience Manager developers and architects. The title of the magazine refers to the toolbox authors use to build rich and engaging content. The same toolbox that developers are building, enhancing and/or modifying components for as part of the overall delivery of an Adobe Experience Manager implementation.
But Sidekick actually refers as well to the more literal meaning of the word, being yet another, community driven, ‘assistant’ to our developers and architectects on top of the communication and information that Adobe offers around Adobe Experience Manager.
We believe there is an audience for a magazine that our beloved Adobe Experience Manager developers and architects can read while not being busy on the job. As a way of catching up with new ideas, concepts, implementations, etc., not necessarily part of the engagements they are working on right now.
This magazine is inspired by a similar initiative started by Michael Chaize around web standards and technologies (HTML5, CSS, JSP) which is named Appliness, has established its footprint and is up to its 20th issue!
The issue you can download on your tablet is named Issue 0 and that is for a particular reason. We consider this first issue a soft launch of the magazine, not yet supported by an infrastructure consisting of a web site, social channels, etc. It is almost like we are ‘dipping our toes in the water’ before going for a full launch. The feedback we receive (and we highly appreciate any feedback) will further define the content, delivery, and supporting infrastructure of the magazine.
For now, enjoy this first issue of Sidekick. You can download Sidekick from Apple iTunes, where it will appear as a magazine in Newsstand, or from Google Play.
For those who already downloaded the initial version of the app with the old name CommuniQAEM, or for those who were waiting for the application to return from maintenance, for branding purposes, we had to rename the magazine to Sidekick. Different name but same content.
If you already have downloaded the version with the old managazine's name, a new version should be available as well as updated content. The appropriate app store (Google / Apple) should prompt you to update. When in doubt, simply delete the old app and download the latest version from the app store.