Adobe have released eclipse plugin for developing AEM projects which makes easy to create and develop Adobe CQ / AEM projects. This plugin can be used to develop OSGi bundles, Components , Templates and Content from the scratch.
This plugin will seamlessly integrate with the AEM instance and all the changes can be pushed/deployed directly on to the AEM server.
Installing AEM Plugin in Eclipse (PS: Using Eclipse Luno)
Step 1 : Goto Help > Install New Software…
Step 2 : Click Add and enter http://eclipse.adobe.com/aem/dev-tools/ in Location and click ‘OK’
Step 3 : Select both ‘AEM’ and ‘Sling’ and Click ‘Next’
Step 4 : Click Finish and restart Eclipse.
Now, we are ready to create AEM project with in eclipse. Adobe has also released an extension for Brackets to develop components which supports ‘Sightly’, a new templating system. I will be posting in detail the steps to create AEM project using eclipse and Bracket plugin soon.