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In the constantly changing digital world, companies want their websites to be built fast and to start delivering content before their competition. At the same time, end users should get a good user experience when they visit the website. Companies are under pressure to provide the latest and most relevant content, smooth user experience, and outstanding performance across all channels. This blog introduces you to Adobe® Experience Manager (AEM) Franklin or Edge Delivery Services (EDS), a platform that has the potential to fulfill the promises just mentioned based on our experience implementing it for customers.

What is Adobe Edge Delivery?

AEM Franklin/EDS is a powerful solution for reshaping digital content delivery, ensuring speed, reliability, and an unparalleled user experience. It was launched initially as project ‘Helix’ and then underwent several name changes, including Project Franklin, AEM Franklin, and Next Gen Composability. To avoid confusion, in this blog, we’ll refer to the new offering as ‘Adobe Franklin.’

Adobe Franklin is a lightweight Content Management System (CMS) platform that lets you quickly create, update, and publish content. With this service, you can launch new websites in days or weeks rather than months.

Companies using Adobe Franklin do not have to procure any new tools. Business teams and content creators can create content with Microsoft SharePoint or Google Docs. Developers use GitHub for block development using plain JavaScript and CSS. Using any existing Content Delivery Network (CDN) like Akamai or Fastly ensures that users can access your content with minimal delay, regardless of their geographical location.

The edge sites deliver excellent performance, accessibility, SEO, and other web development best practices. You can deliver websites with a Google Lighthouse score of 100 or close to 100 by using Adobe Franklin.

Adobe Franklin Architecture

Adobe Franklin delivers high-performance websites using a simplified serverless architecture that optimizes stability and availability and ensures fast load times. Content is rendered on the CDN via Edge Computing. The content is delivered via a ‘content bus,’ where authoring is done using Google Docs or Word online. It uses Experience Composition Service for delivery purposes.

Below are the main layers in Adobe Franklin architecture:

Get complete details on Franklin Architecture here: https://github.com/adobe/helix-home/blob/main/docs/architecture.md#overview

Getting Started on Adobe Franklin Development