I’m happy to announce the release of version 1.0.4 of the CQ Blueprints Maven Archetype.

The Blueprints Archetype can be used to bootstrap a fully Apache enabled, multi-module, CQ project. By using the generated Apache Maven project you no longer need to use tools such as CRXDE and can instead develop and work in a tool like and simply build and deploy to a running CQ Server using common Apache Maven commands.

This new release fixes several reported bugs, and adds complete examples of best practices for writing JSPs and custom tag libraries and integrating these with OSGI services.

Visit the CQ Blueprints site for further information about the CQ Blueprints Maven Archetype.

Remember, if you need assistance with your current or future Adobe CQ project, don’t hesitate to contact myself directly or alternatively contact Ruben Reusser and the team at Headwire who generously provide the CQ Blueprints project.