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Ember Wrap up

Wrapping up, some places for further learning and some resources t...

Component Yield and Attributes

Wrapping components can yield context to their wrapped items. We c...

A Bit More Detail on Template Conditionals

We go over Inline conditionals and other uses of `{{else}}`

Utils and Helpers

We are looking at using and creating helpers for your templates an...

Solution and Prep

Here we go over the solutions to the computed exercise and get a f...

Exercise and Links

Here we look at a couple of exercises where we can use Ember's bui...

Once More with Computed Properties

Talking about computed properties and watching the values of array...


What is Fastboot and how can we use it in our apps?

Deploy to Heroku

Here we look at prepping our Ember app to deploy and deploying it ...

Solution and Prep

Solution to converting a few observers to computed properties and ...

Links and Exercise

Our exercise is to refactor some observers into computed propertie...

Observers: The villain of our story

The villain of our story: Observers.

A little more about the Runloop.

A little more on the Runloop.

Getting started with the Run Loop

Learning the basics of the Ember Runloop.

Solution and Prep

Solution to the previous exercise adding validation to record crea...

Links and Exercise

Here we have an exercise to add validation to record creation. We ...

Creating and Deleting Records

We look at deleting records then creating records in Ember.

Validations on our Edit

Adding validations while updating our records.

Creating and Updating Records

We are looking at updating records with Ember using Dockyard's Emb...

Solution for last week and prep for this week

Here we go over our solution to dealing with an irregular payload ...

Links Dump and an Exercise

Links coving Serializers and Adapters, Mini Talks from Ember Camp ...

Serializers - Munging some payloads

Learning about Serializers and Munging Through Irregular Payloads.

Back to Actions: Some more details

Going into More Detail with Ember Actions.

Completing Our Addon

Finishing the addon, publishing it to npm, and setting up CI.

Addon Service Completion Solution

Creating an Addon - Part 4: Exercise Solution for Fetching Data f...

Exercise and link dump

Exercise to Complete the Data Fetching Portion of our Addon and Li...

Creating a Service and Making a Promise

Creating an Addon - Part 3: Creating a Service, Object Destructuri...

Linking your addon locally and running tests

Creating an Addon - Part 2: Testing our Addon and Linking it Locally.

Creating an Addon - with tests

Creating an Addon - Part 1: Getting Started with our Components an...


Exercise extending our pagination and some reading covering pagina...

School Directory Adding Pagination

Adding JSON-API-compliant pagination to the School Directory appli...

Building your Application

Building your app for development and production and a super basic...

Extending an Existing Application - Using the Component helper

Using the component helper to add something akin to polymorphism t...

Solution and Prep

Solving relationship challenges and reading on component lifecycle...


An exercise with model relationships and computed properties. Some...

Ember CLI Mirage

Using the Ember CLI Mirage client-side server along with Pretender...

Acceptance Tests

Learning about testing the whole Ember app with acceptance tests.

Unit and Integration Tests

Using Ember's default QUnit testing to test-drive a component with...

Solution and Prep

Expanding the current user and some reading about tests.

Ember Weekly Drip #4 and Exercise: Posting Messages to the Page

Links that cover: Embedding Ember in an existing app; Ember Links;...

Updating Data in a Service

Modifying data on a service by way of an action which will call a ...

Dependency Injection with an Initializer

Injecting a service from an initializer.


An introduction to Services. Load it lazy-like and let's throw in...

Solution and Prep for Services, Initializers and Dependency Injection

The solution to last week's exercise, and readings to prepare for ...

Ember Weekly Drip #3 and Exercise: Component with Internal State

Links on: Accessibility, Dependency Injection, Fastboot and Phoeni...

Component Lifecycle Hooks

An introduction to the lifecycle hooks for components.

Ember Components

A look at getting data from the route to a component.


A basic introduction to routes, followed by a detailed walkthrough...

Solution and Prep for Route and Component Exploration

The solution to last week's exercise, and readings to prepare for ...

Ember Weekly Drip #2 and Exercise - Showing a Contact and Adding Address

Links on: Serializers, route action helper, and a couple of interv...

Setting up Models and Adapters

A rapid introduction to Ember's Models and JSON API support.

The Model Hook and Ember Data Store

Ember Data, explained a bit.

Components and Actions

Building a custom component and passing a controller action to it.

Solution and Prep for Components and Models

The solution to last week's exercise and some readings to prepare ...

Ember Weekly Drip #1 and Exercise - Building Nested Routes

Links that cover: APIs, RFCs, Discussions, Twiddles, Weekends; Als...

Router, Routes, and Controller Basics

Learning how Ember router, routes, and controllers work.

Installing the Ember Inspector

An indispensable tool for Ember development.

Installation, up and running

Installing ember-cli and creating your first application.


An introduction to Ember, some resources, and the prerequisites fo...