The Ember Times - Issue No. 207

πŸ‘‹ Emberistas! 🐹

EmberFest 2023 is a wrap πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ, Ember 5.3 is released πŸš€, ember-shiki 🌈, Ember videos 🎞️, Whiskey, Web and Whatnot πŸŽ™οΈ, Addon releases ✨, Embroider addon audits πŸ§€

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ EmberFest 2023 is a wrap!

EmberFest 2023 happened this past week and it was full of exciting talks that hopefully you were able to see in person or remotely. There were talks from Ed Faulkner (@ef4), Chris Thoburn (@runspired), Preston Sego (@NullVoxPopuli) and more!

A huge thank you to all who were involved in coordinating and presenting and otherwise helping to put EmberFest together. We are already excited for next year's event πŸŽ‰πŸΉπŸ”₯πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί!

EmberFest videos may be forthcoming at some point in the not too distant future hopefully 🀞. We'll post here in the Times if and when they are, so keep an eye out!

πŸš€ Ember 5.3 is released

Ember 5.3 has been released. There were a few deprecations for Ember and Ember CLI. Ember CLI now officially supports --pnpmπŸ”₯. EmberData shipped quite a bit of work around RequestManager. For EmberData, 5.3 introduced builder utils, builders for REST, ActiveRecord and JSON:API requests as well as serialization utils for JSON:API requests ✨✨✨. There were also several deprecations for EmberData. For more detailed information go check out the release blog post!

RFC EmberData | deprecate legacy finder support

The EmberData related RFC that proposes deprecating legacy finder support has been moved to exploring status! This is a significant change that deprecates methods on store and model that utilize non-request-manager request paradigms. These methods are no longer recommended in the face of the greater utility of store.request and the RequestManager. Head over to the RFC to participate and/or learn more!

This is also a friendly reminder that there are not one, but two (to accommodate as many schedules as possible), EmberJS RFC Review meetings that occur every week on Fridays and are open to the community. If you are interested in learning more, you should attend! Checkout the Events section of the Ember Discord server for specific times and information.

🌈 New addon for syntax highlighting in Ember

Have you ever wanted to show pretty code snippets in your Ember apps? Then today you're in luck. The new ember-shiki addon was just released by Ignace Maes (@IgnaceMaes) which makes using the Shiki syntax highlighter in Ember a breeze. It is a modern v2 addon with TypeScript and Glint interfaces and has support for Fastboot. On top of that it comes with theming options, code block grouping, and line highlighting. Ember's new .gjs and .gts file formats are also supported out of the box.

Give it a try, for all your syntax highlighting needs!

🎞️ Learn more about Ember with videos

When talking about the new things in Ember, Glint is a favourite topic. Chris Krycho (@chriskrycho), together with Dan Freeman (@dfreeman) are publishing a series of screencasts on this topic. Their first screencast has the amazing title: You did WHAT with TypeScript?β€”Glint Architecture Overview, and will explain the big picture of how the Glint project works. In their second screencast, Vacuous Lies: How the Glint/TypeScript transform works, they dig into the details of how Glint transforms EmberJS and GlimmerJS templates into TypeScript and in the third installment, Big Gamma Energy, Chris and Dan go over components and the types that power them.

If you like more short bits of information checkout Preston’s TikTok videos or YouTube Shorts, on template-tag, OTP component and publishing to NPM, dynamically render components in Ember Polaris, how to use Effects and more!

πŸŽ™οΈ Whiskey, Web and Whatnot EmberConf podcasts

The Whiskey, Web and Whatnot podcast released three new Ember-related episodes, recorded at EmberConf. The first episode covers Polaris (the upcoming Ember edition), Vite and the workings of learning team in these exciting times. Preston Sego III (@NullVoxPopuli) and Jared Galanis (@jaredgalanis) discussed all this and more with the hosts Robbie Wagner (@RobbieTheWagner) and Chuck Carpenter (@chuckcarpenter). In the second episode dives Ed Faulkner (@ef4) into the depts of Vite, a build tool known for its speed and user-friendliness. If you want to know more about what PNPM (a package manager) and Vite can bring to your Ember experience, check it out! In the third episode Chris Thoburn (@runspired) chats with Robbie and Chuck about working in open source and finding a balance between innovation and stability, and his vision for EmberData.

πŸ§€ Audit your addons for Embroider compatibility

Recently, Aaron Chambers (@achambers) published a small package to help audit an app's addons to see which are V1 vs V2. When run from the terminal using npx, it will print a table showing which of the addons in your app are already V2, which are V1, and of those, which ones have a V2 version available. This should make it easier to keep track of which addons you have left to update to V2 on your journey to adopting Embroider.

To try it out, run npx github:achambers/xcheese -h in your Ember app directory to for instructions on how to use it.

✨ Addon releases

The Ember ecosystem is not standing still and below you can see some of the latest updates to addons.

  • typed-ember/glint v1.1.0 updates the documentation, fixes a bug concerning the LinkTo component type and exposes the loadConfig function.
  • ember-file-upload v8.2.0 adds Glint types to the addon and documentation for this.
  • ember-scroll-modifiers v7.1.0 supports Additional state to be passed as the IntersectionObserverEntry.
  • embroider-build/addon-blueprint v2.5.0 fixes a bug to now propely handle .gts files and more enhancements.
  • ember-codemod-v1-to-v2 v1.0.0 downstreams changes from the addon-blueprint (in version 0.10.0) up to v2.2.0. In v1.0.0 support for Node 16 is dropped and the changes from addon-blueprint are downstreamed up to version 2.5.0.
  • ember-truth-helpers v4.0.3 converted to V2 Embroider native format, adds Glint types and provides imports for usage in gts or gjs files.
  • ember-container-query 5.0.0 dropped Node 16 support. Checkout the release notes for migration paths from version 4.
  • embroider-css-modules 1.0.0 also dropped Node 16 support and was marked stable!
  • ember-intl 6.1.0 6.1.0 has been released and marks the beginning of the 6.x series. Many thanks to those who have continued to use ember-intl and even tried out 6.0.0-beta.x. If you run into a breaking change that hasn't been documented, please let the maintainers know by opening an issue and/or creating a pull request. Also, checkout the helpful migration guide.

If you want your addon to be mentioned here, post about your releases in the #news-and-announcement channel on our Discord server.

πŸ‘ Contributors' corner

This week we'd like to thank Jeremy Smith (@jersmithkarbon), Peter Meehan (@22a), Chris Ng (@chrisrng), Shirin (@Shishouille), Jason Bekolay (@jasonbekolay), Kirill Shaplyko (@Baltazore), Haswin Raj (@haswinraj), Anne-Greeth Schot-van Herwijnen (@MinThaMie), Kelly Selden (@kellyselden), FranΓ§ois de Metz (@francois2metz), Lukas Nys (@lukasnys), Chris Thoburn (@runspired), Bryan Mishkin (@bmish), Okan Binli (@okan-instrumentl), Robbie Wagner (@RobbieTheWagner), ramesh voodi (@rameshvoodi), Jen Weber (@jenweber), Bert De Block (@bertdeblock), @emberjs-rfcs-bot, Charles Fries (@charlesfries), Patrick Pircher (@patricklx), Anshik Jain (@anshikjain18), Ignace Maes (@IgnaceMaes), Ricardo Mendes (@locks), Sergey Astapov (@SergeAstapov), @pipoarks, Katie Gengler (@kategengler), Jared Galanis (@jaredgalanis), Melanie Sumner (@MelSumner), @NullVoxPopuli, Eric Kelly (@HeroicEric), Chris Manson (@mansona), Jason Barry (@barryofguilder), and Giles Thompson (@gilest) for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! πŸ’–

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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Ignace Maes, Aaron Chambers, Anne-Greeth Schot-van Herwijnen, Jared Galanis and the Learning Team