Core Team Meeting Minutes - 2013/12/20

– By Trek Glowacki

Although most of our collaboration takes place on Github, IRC (#emberjs on, and our Discourse site the Ember.js Core Team meets privately every Friday at 2pm EST/11am PST through Google Hangout for a weekly discussion of all things Ember.

If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, contact your favorite core team member and let them know!


@krisselden, @machty, @stefanpenner, @tomdale, @trek, @wagenet, @wycats


Build Tools

@wycats has been communicating with @jo_liss about using broccoli as the basis for a build tools package.

Ember Data

Ember data is now less of an ORM and more of a pluggable framework for assembling your own data communication layer for Ember.js applications (with some nice defaults for people's whose APIs follow common patterns). However, the interface – especially on the "normal form" of return values – isn't well documented so people aren't able to easily jump in, try it, and offer feedback.


  • @trek will start working on docs.
  • @tomdale, @wycats will publish an ember data update blog post.

Query Params

Some debate about the correct location for defining and handling query parameters (controller vs route).


  • a smaller group will handle that discussion


During the face-to-face we floated the idea of organizing an application's files in a "pod" structure. Feedback has been positive, but we want to get more real world stories about the pros and cons of this structure.


  • @trek will reach out to people said they've built in this style.