👋 Emberistas! 🐹
Polaris Update 🚀, EmberConf 2023 🎙️, EmberFest 2023 🇪🇸, Open Core Team Meetings 💻 , a modern way to write codemods 🤖, a codemod to help introduce Glint ✨, Ember Inspector in Safari 🔎, release of prettier-plugin-ember-template-tag 🔥, make VS Code ready for EmberJS 📦, Europe Ember.js Video 🇪🇺, start contributing today 🐹
We’re trying something new with this edition of Ember-- using a GitHub Project! The Polaris Project is not only a great way to keep track of the active updates to the work being done for this edition, but also look for ways that you can participate!
While we are still working to define success for this edition (stay tuned for that!), using standard project management has been an improved way to give more transparency to our work and our hypothesis is that it will also increase community member participation as a result.
The Polaris edition intends not only to continue deprecating Ember features that now have native web equivalents, but also re-work the router to better suit the needs of the modern web application. We’ll also see a new, long-requested framework feature come to life: a CSS solution! Yet one more thing you won’t have to worry about (unless you want to!).
Anyway, check out the Polaris Project board for yourself, and join the open meetings (look for the EmberJS Spec Meeting event on Discord) if you want to get involved! If we all participate, we can make these ideas happen.
Two weeks ago, on the 20th and 21st of July about 150 Emberistas met in Portland (OR) for the first in-person EmberConf since COVID-19. It was amazing to see so many people getting to know each other and sharing knowledge about our framework, EmberJS. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the live stream with the great line-up of speakers. If you have missed it or want to watch something back, the playlist with all talks is released on YouTube. On the Discord server, each talk got its own channel, in case you want to get in contact about that talk specifically. Let's get inspired!
After a great EmberConf, next up is EmberFest on the 21st and 22nd of September in Madrid, Spain. EmberFest is the European Community Ember Conference. If you’re looking for updates on the latest and greatest in Ember and Glimmer this is the place to be. Do you want to get an impression of EmberFest, check out the Paris highlight video of last year's EmberFest. You can attend this conference in person and remotely, so get your tickets now! Ed Faulkner (@ef4) and Mel Sumner (@melsumner) are already confirmed speakers.
💻 Open Core Team Meetings
Starting last week, the EmberJS team meetings are open to the public on our Discord server. This will increase the visibility and transparency around the process and progress within the framework and community. It will also allow you to work together more easily, provide input and get up to date. Check out the events in the Discord server for the time (in your timezone) and dates.
- Monday - Learning team
- Tuesday - Tooling team (combination of CLI & Embroider)
- Thursday - Spec meeting
- Friday - RFC review, EmberData meeting
A few EmberConf talks brought up the need for more codemods. Isaac Lee (@ijlee2) has been working on
@codemod-utils, a set of tools and conventions for writing codemods, and a CLI (command-line interface) to help you get started:
npx @codemod-utils/cli --name
@codemod-utils encourages taking small and simple steps, as they are key to writing codemods that can be maintained and extended. Isaac, in the talk "In 1 Year," explained:
My hope is, we can lower the [entry] barrier enough that, if a person can write a function in Node.js, then they can start writing a codemod.
To learn how to write a codemod, check out the main tutorial and the codemods written with
@codemod-utils. If you want to learn from Isaac on how to utilize codemods to bring your projects up to date, check out Isaac's amazing talk at EmberConf 2023!
You can automate the required change by running
# Apps npx ember-codemod-args-to-signature --src app/components # V1 addons npx ember-codemod-args-to-signature --src addon/components # V2 addons npx ember-codemod-args-to-signature --src src/components
The codemod will partially fill out signatures and template registries. It will also fix related code so that your project is consistent in syntax and follows Ember's naming conventions. If you've previously taken the effort to add
Args to your components (the former way of defining the signature), the codemod will use what you already know to create
Robbie Wagner (@RobbieTheWagner) released our trusted EmberJS inspector to the Mac App Store, so you can now also use it in Safari. If you run into bugs or have improvements, please reach out on GitHub. You can contribute to the Ember Inspector because it's an Ember app!
Krystan HuffMenne (@gitKrystan) released 1.0.0 of prettier-plugin-ember-template-tag which supports Prettier 3.0.0. The project, prettier-plugin-ember-template-tag, is a prettier plugin for formatting Ember template tags for both
If you are interested in contributing please check out the GitHub of this project!
Is Visual Studio Code your editor of choice, Liam Potter (@evoactivity) released a new version of the EmberJS Extension Pack.
This Extension Pack includes the following extensions:
You can checkout the extension pack on GitHub. Time to make VS Code ready for EmberJS with one extension!
If you didn't get a chance to watch the live-streamed Europe Ember.js meetup event from June 2023, you can now watch the ✨ awesome ✨ recorded video.
The talk features a really cool talk by Richard Livsey (@rlivsey) who shares the journey of building Intercom's Inbox! 🚀
Many thanks to the organizers and members of Europe Ember.js meetup for continuing to bring great Ember content!
🐹 Contributing to the Framework and the Community
If you are looking for a way to start contributing to EmberJS, check out the new #new-contributors channel on Discord. This channel is made for everyone who is looking for something to contribute to, and some guidance on how to get started. Does working on code feel a bit too overwhelming you can always reach out to the EmberTimes editors to start writing for the EmberTimes on GitHub.
Ember works best when we all participate - Mel Sumner
This week we'd like to thank Jan Krutisch (@halfbyte), Andy Tran (@leepfrog), Peter Wagenet (@wagenet), Sergey Astapov (@SergeAstapov), Chris Krycho (@chriskrycho), Robin Borst (@robinborst95), Patrick Pircher (@patricklx), Isaac Lee (@ijlee2), Robbie Wagner (@RobbieTheWagner), Anne-Greeth Schot-van Herwijnen (@MinThaMie), Boris Petrov (@boris-petrov), Melanie Sumner (@MelSumner), Vincent Molinié (@VincentMolinie), Jared Galanis (@jaredgalanis), Chris Ng (@chrisrng), Krystan HuffMenne (@gitKrystan), Alex Kanunnikov (@lifeart), Edward Faulkner (@ef4), Bert De Block (@bertdeblock), Andrew Pellerano (@a13o), Giles Thompson (@gilest), Jon Johnson (@jrjohnson), Kelly Selden (@kellyselden), Chris Thoburn (@runspired), Dean Marano (@deanmarano), Gabriel Csapo (@gabrielcsapo), Chris Manson (@mansona), @NullVoxPopuli, Jen Weber (@jenweber), Survesh (@survesh-vrl), Simon Ihmig (@simonihmig), Katie Gengler (@kategengler), Yehuda Katz (@wycats), @dhochbaum-dcp, and Nick Schot (@nickschot) for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖
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! 🤞
That's another wrap! ✨
Anne-Greeth Schot-van Herwijnen, Isaac Lee, Melanie Sumner, Chris Ng, Jared Galanis and the Learning Team