The Ember Times - Issue No. 127

Happy DecEmber Emberistas! 🐹

"I contribute to Ember" with Ben Demboski" πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’», become an Ember author in DecEmber βœοΈπŸŽ„, a reminder to help test the new Inspector πŸ”¬, release v3.0.0 of ember-test-selectors πŸŽ‰, and try out Ember Electron v3 beta today πŸ–₯️!


"I contribute to Ember" with Ben Demboski πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Ben Demboski

In our fourteenth edition of our contributor interview series, community member Ben Demboski (@bendemboski) talks about his work on ember-electron.

We’d like to thank Ben for his contributions to the Ember community, and for all of his help keeping ember-electron up and running!

Check out the full interview on the Ember Discuss forum.

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The idea behind these interviews is to provide community members with more information and insight into open source contributions, learning resources and community events. Contributors to the community gain a platform to share their thoughts on their own experiences and learnings as they were contributing to Ember. Our hope is that it gives first-time and advancing contributors a better sense of the fact that everyone starts out small, and that anyone can have a big impact on the community.


Become an Ember Author for the Countdown to the New Year Blog Series βœοΈπŸŽ„

This month, the Ember Blog will feature one fun, useful and interesting Ember addon each day. And we are still looking for writers to make the official Countdown to the New Year blog post series a reality!

If you are interested in contributing to the series, you only need experience with Markdown and Git to get started - that's it! If you would like to write a short article for the Ember blog in DecEmber yourself, feel free to sign up for any of the issues with the DecEmber label and take a look at our contribution guide. If you have questions or need feedback, reach out to us on the #dev-ember-learning channel on the Ember Discord or ping Melanie Sumner (@MelSumner), Jen Weber (@jenweber) or Jessica Jordan (@jessica-jordan).

Don't forget to check out these great posts for DecEmber by previous Ember authors if you need some inspiration:


A Reminder to Help Test the New Inspector πŸ”¬

Following last week's announcement about the awesome new work being done on Ember Inspector to support Octane πŸ”₯, please don't forget to help test the new changes and let the Inspector team know about your experiences (positive or negative).

The Inspector changes in question are currently still in a pull request, so if you're interested in taking it for a spin, you'll have to follow the instructions in the PR's description. Note: These instructions are not the same as installing Inspector in the usual manner for your browser.

Please feel free to report any success stories or issues either in the PR or in the #st-octane channel of Discord.

While the new changes relate primarly to suppport of Octane, it would be very helpful to test this particular build of the Inspector on older versions of Ember as well! 😊


Release v3.0.0 of ember-test-selectors πŸŽ‰

ember-test-selectors - the addon that provides better element selectors in Ember.js tests - released v3.0.0. The main breaking changes in this major release are dropping support for older Ember.js, Ember CLI and Node.js versions (Ember.js 2.16 or above, Ember CLI 2.14 or above, Node.js 8 or above).

The release also comes with some improvements that might decrease your build times, so update your dependency today!


Try Out Ember Electron v3 beta Today! πŸ–₯️

Ember Electron, the addon to help you create ambitious cross-platform desktop apps, is getting ready for its v3 release! Key improvements include supporting the latest Electron Forge, faster build pipeline, and improved developer ergonomics.

We extend our thanks to contributors Ben Demboski (@bendemboski) and Robert Wagner (@rwwagner90). They ask that you try it out and give feedback. To learn how to upgrade from v2, please check out the Ember Electron documentation.


Contributors' Corner πŸ‘

This week we'd like to thank @tniezurawski, @buschtoens, @rwjblue, @locks, @thec0keman, @bekzod, @runspired, @Gaurav0 and @stefanpenner for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! πŸ’–


Got a Question? Ask Readers' Questions! πŸ€“

Office Hours Tomster Mascot

Wondering about something related to Ember, Ember Data, Glimmer, or addons in the Ember ecosystem, but don't know where to ask? Readers’ Questions are just for you!

Submit your own short and sweet question under bit.ly/ask-ember-core. And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! 🀞


#embertimes πŸ“°

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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Chris Ng, Isaac Lee, Jessica Jordan, Robert Wagner, Jared Galanis, Amy Lam and the Learning Team