The Ember Times - Issue No. 153

๐Ÿ‘‹ Emberistas! ๐Ÿน

Set up fast with ember-new-plus โšก๏ธ, read through the Type Stability for Addons RFC ๐Ÿ’ , stories of becoming a developer ๐Ÿ“–, new LinkedIn group for Ember.js developers ๐Ÿน, practice responsive design in Octane with ember-container-query โœจ, farewell Ember A11y Strike Team, hello Working Group for Digital Accessibility ๐Ÿš€, and last, but not least, handle asset urls with confidence in Ember & Cordova ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿน!


Set up fast with ember-new-plus โšก๏ธ

Aseem Taneja (@atej) has created a bash script that automates the setup of some often-used tools in an Ember project. To further enhance your DX, it also recommends VS Code extensions and generates settings to integrate with them.

Based on your selections, you get:

The configuration files generated when you first run the script can be tuned to your preference later. If you are about to make a new Ember project, give ember-new-plus a try!


RFC: Type Stability for Addons ๐Ÿ’ 

Chris Krycho (@chriskrycho) proposed a set of guidelines and tooling recommendations for managing changes as addons adopt TypeScript throughout the Ember ecosystem, as part of the path to making TypeScript a first-class citizen in Ember as a whole.

In the RFC, it proposes to align with Emberโ€™s SemVer and LTS commitments and design workflows to support that policy, so that consumers of Ember addons which publish types are insulated from breaking changes in TypeScript whenever possible. The RFC outlines what needs to happen when we encounter:

  • Breaking changes to type definitions
  • Non-breaking changes to type definitions
  • Bug fixes to type definitions
  • Dropping support for previously-supported versions

Read through the full RFC on Type Stability for Addons and leave some feedback!


Stories of becoming a developer ๐Ÿ“–

Agathe Badia (@honeypotio) has written a blog post called Share your Dev story. This blog post introduces her new website ๐ŸŽ‰ that was built with Ember.js. It is called Becoming a Developer.

On Becoming a Developer, you can share your background, the story of how you started, interest in coding, studies, first developer role, and some recommendations for anyone starting or continuing to dive into development. ๐Ÿ’ป

In her Share your Dev story post, Agathe talks about how meaningful her new website is to her. You can see her passion as a developer shine. ๐ŸŒŸ

Each developer's story is unique and insightful and can inspire you to do something you never thought possible. Check it out and be sure to share your own! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Farewell Ember A11y Strike Team, hello Working Group for Digital Accessibility ๐Ÿš€

In case you didn't know, the Ember A11y Strike Team, formed to address the issue that outlined the technical accessibility issues in new Ember apps will have its final meeting next week ๐Ÿ˜ข ... but fear not, some of the โœจ amazing โœจ work that the Strike Team did will be continued in the Working Group for Digital Accessibility! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Working Group will be formed with some of the initial members who were also involved in the Strike Team.

You can read up on some of the work they've been planning for the Working Group here, but you can rest assured that the great work the Strike Team did will be advanced even further!

A huge shout out to everyone who was involved in the Ember A11y Strike Team with a special thank you to the following members who worked so hard to make Ember even more accessible:

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–


Practice responsive design in Octane with ember-container-query โœจ

Container queries allow you to practice responsive design at the component level. A component only needs to know how much space it has to figure out how to best present data.

Inspired by Chad Carbert's ember-fill-up, Isaac Lee created ember-container-query that works best with Octane apps that target modern browsers. (IE 11 was excluded due to its lack of support for Resize Observer API, a possible future direction.)

In addition to responsive design, container queries can also help you learn a few other techniques. We encourage you to check out Isaac's blog posts for more details:


New LinkedIn group for Ember.js developers ๐Ÿน

Shibu Lijack (@shibulijack) created a LinkedIn group for EmberJS enthusiasts. It is a group that welcomes anyone who wants to share and discuss the latest and greatest of Ember.js, such as posts that are shared on the Ember.js blog and Discord channels.

Join the group today and start sharing your blog posts!


Confident asset handling for Ember & Cordova ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿน

If you ever wanted to write native mobile applications using Corber, you might have had questions on how url paths for your assets should look like. Especially if they are supposed to work both natively and in the browser.

But fear not! You can now learn all about it in Beto Cantรบ's (@betocantu93) recent blog post "Understanding Ember.js Public Assets Path for Browser and Cordova". The post not only explains how asset urls are managed in different version of Ember applications, but also shows you how to write your own handy helper to make url handling a breeze in your next Corber project.

Read the full post on Beto Cantรบ's blog!


Contributors' corner ๐Ÿ‘

This week we'd like to thank @nbibler, @SergeAstapov, @runspired, @pieter-v, @rwwagner90, @pzuraq, @kategengler, @locks, @Gaurav0, @jayjayjpg, @lenoraporter, @jaredgalanis, @ijlee2, @nvdk and @jdberrocal1 for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! ๐Ÿ’–


Got a question? Ask readers' questions! ๐Ÿค“

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

Submit your own short and sweet question under bit.ly/ask-ember-core. And donโ€™t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! ๐Ÿคž


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That's another wrap! โœจ

Be kind,

Abhilash LR, Matthew Roderick, Chris Ng, Aseem Taneja, Isaac Lee, Jessica Jordan, Jared Galanis, Amy Lam and the Learning Team