Here’s a neat trick for AEM developers and architects: you can create a diagram representation of the service dependencies using Composum. For those not familiar, Composum is an Open-Source project based on Apache Sling.
To create a service dependency diagram, you will need to install two additional dependencies:
Once you install the dependencies, you can access the Composum Service Graph web console at /system/console/servicegraph.
Using the Service Graph Web Console
The Service Graph Web Console has a couple fields, the most important being the Classnames Regex. You can put any regular expression to filter what classes should be including:
Every OSGi Service matching the regular expression will be included in the graph. Note that having too broad of a regular expression, such as ^com.adobe or ^org will cause the graph to fail to render, so make sure to narrow down as much as possible.
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I’ve also created an issue with the Composum team to include this in their next release.
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