The Ember Times - Issue No. 80

Grüezi mitenand Emberistas! 🐹

This week you can read about the 🦄 magical gifts 🎁 of DecEmber ❄ and the decorators RFC moving into FCP 🎉! Check out a video on the State of Ember today 📺 and read our exclusive interview with community contributor @hakilebara 🧠!

DecEmber ❄ is over? Collect your gift! 🎁

DecEmber has wrapped up and it seems to have been a big hit! There were many contributions to ember-learn repos and it is all thanks to the awesome Ember community!

Did you participate in DecEmber? We'd like to send you a thank you gift! Fill out the form and enjoy!

Decorators in FCP 🤓

The decorators Request for Comments (RFC) has been moved into Final Comment Period (FCP). This means that if you have thoughts about decorators now is your chance to add your comment.

The motivation for the decorators RFC is that native decorators bring a more natural way of declaring computed properties to native classes than the current computed macros.

As always, feel free to read the RFC and share your thoughts as a comment.

State of Ember Video 📺

@knownasilya published a video that summarizes the State of Ember today. In his video, he highlights key themes that represent where Ember is at today for people who are not following too closely to developments or those who are new to Ember.

Ember Editions represents how Ember gets packaged to provide a coherent story. Editions provide a way to market new features to the community since Ember historically has used major releases to deprecate API.

Ember Octane is a new edition that brings a good amount of features from new layout for projects, Glimmer components, Angle bracket component syntax, updates to the Guides to show the new programming model, a new website, a shift to move to decorators and more! Some of these have already landed and can be used today, while others are still in progress. Check out what’s coming in the Octane tracking issue.

Ember CLI Create is a tool that - similar to ember new - allows to create Ember apps and with an option to create Octane apps, too! However since not everything about Octane has been settled, such as module unification, you may need to refactor this code later on.

Check out the full video on YouTube!

"I contribute to Ember" with Frédéric Soumaré 🧠

Frédéric Soumaré - Portrait Picture

This week we'd like to highlight the work of community member Frédéric Soumaré, also known as @hakilebara. In an exclusive interview with the Ember Times he talks about his learnings as both an Ember meetup organizer and contributor to Ember learning projects and why showing up is key.

You can read the full interview on the Ember Forum.

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Contributors' Corner 👏

This week we'd like to thank @Windvis, @kategengler, @jenweber, @mansona, @NLincoln, @dcyriller, @ppcano, @buschtoens, @Turbo87, @rwjblue, @chadhietala, @gitKrystan, @bekzod, @josemarluedke, @chrisrng, @kennethlarsen, @Alonski, @jessica-jordan, @MelSumner, @nummi, @rwwagner90 and @zimmi88 for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖

Got a Question? Ask Readers' Questions! 🤓

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 And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! 🤞

#embertimes 📰

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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Chris Ng, Kenneth Larsen, Jessica Jordan, Alon Bukai, Ryan Mark, Amy Lam and the Learning Team