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Introduction to Ember.js
While Ember.js is focused on web development, it has been used successfully to create desktop applications. Apple Music is the most widely-known example.
Most competing frameworks are sponsored primarily by one major company (such as Google’s backing of AngularJS, and Facebook’s backing of React), but Ember.js is backed by a loose alliance of companies. These sponsors include Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Addepar, and Bustle. All of them use Ember.js in their product offerings.
History of Ember.js
Yehuda Katz, member of the jQuery, Ruby on Rails, and SproutCore teams, originally created Ember.js. It was born in December 2011 from a renaming of the SproutCore 2.0 framework. The new name was chosen to avoid confusion between the SproutCore widget library, which retained the original name, and the application framework.
Ember.js 2.0 was notable for dropping support for Internet Explorer 8, though Internet Explorer 9 support was retained. The last version to support IE 8, the 1.13 series, continues to receive patches for security and compatibility issues, but will not receive any new features.
Here’s a few of our favorite tools for working with Ember.js projects. They will help you hit the ground running on every new project.
- Ember-CLI is a tool for automatically creating and managing Ember.js projects.
- Ember-Rails automatically handles embedding one or more Ember.js front-ends into a Ruby on Rails project.
- Iridium is a bundle of tools and libraries for front-end development that work well together. It emphasizes rapid code development and automated testing, so you can get back to focusing on HTML and CSS.
Ember.js Books are your best bet to get started with the learning Ember.js. The books will help you learn about the internal structure of Ember.js projects, basic application development, advanced working environments, and much more.
To add value to the whole process of learning, you may want to learn Ember.js online, and also watch Education Ecosystem broadcasts from places like San Francisco, London, New York, Moscow, Beijing, and Sao Paolo for a more valuable learning experience.
by Todd Abel
by Marc Bodmer
"Instant Ember.js Application Development: How-to" is a practical guide that provides you with clear step-by-step examples. The in-depth examples take into account the key concepts and give you a solid foundation to expand your knowledge and your skills. That will help you utilize the power of Ember.js in your applications.
by David V.
This book is an exploration of Ember JS, which is a Java Script framework. The book begins by exploring controllers in depth. You will learn how to create controllers, as well as injecting dependencies or connections between different controllers. Models, which are a very important part of applications, are discussed. You will learn how to create models in Ember JS. The book guides you on how to perform several operations on the models such as persisting, updating, and deleting them. It also covers other aspects of Ember.js
by Suchit Puri
Ember.js Web Development with Ember CLI is for the next generation of web developers who want to build powerful single-page web applications using the simplicity of Ember CLI and the sophistication of the upcoming Ember 2.0. Starting with an introduction to Ember.js, you will explore its object-oriented pattern, cover classes and other properties, diving into great techniques to define your routes when managing applications, and using object and array controllers to encapsulate the application display logic.
This book will take the reader from a casual interest in Ember.js through to building a complete application. Along the way we’ll cover the current state of client-side web development, the history and evolution of Ember, and the projects and challenges that have informed its design. Then we’ll dig deep into each of Ember’s constituent component libraries, demonstrating how each operates on its own and how they work together harmoniously as a framework.
Developing single-page web applications is about to get easier! This book introduces you to web application development using the Ember.js web framework. Mastering Ember.js will help you to utilize its full potential and will show you how to create web applications. You will learn about views, event management, logging, debugging, and error management, always focusing on best practices. Finally, you will test your application and learn how to use WebSockets with Ember.js and end the book by modularizing your project.
There is a long list of successful Ember.js projects. The ones we’ve chosen to share here all have made their source code available in a human-readable format for you to learn from.
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- Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is the primary location for asking questions about Ember.js. It is good form to search the questions tagged ember.js to see if your question has already been answered before posting.
- The Ember.js Discussion Forum
The Ember.js Discussion Forum is the main place to discuss open-ended questions like architecture and best practices.
- The #emberjs IRC
The #emberjs IRC channel on Freenode is another place that you can ask short questions and get quick answers.
- The Ember Community Slack
The Ember Community Slack is another place for live chat about Ember.js. Use the Slackin app to request an invitation.
Here’s a sampling of Ember.js experts that we think are worth watching.
Conferences are fantastic opportunities for learning and networking. The latest features are always being discussed at major conferences, and you can always find people to talk to and learn from. You might even meet someone who will hire you someday!