framework for creating **ambitious** web
Ember’s main site is at http://emberjs.com.
Most modern Ember applications are created with Ember
CLI, which is a command line utility that also provides
a project structure for your Ember apps.
The Ember community is very active and is one of the best resources for an
aspiring Ember developer. They can be found on the community Slack
channel, over at
https://www.reddit.com/r/emberjs, and in the
IRC channel at #emberjs on Freenode IRC.
- Ember has a terrific
- Ember also has a mature ecosystem with a bunch of
- Ember's Router
- Convention Over Configuration means:
- If you hire an Ember developer to your team, they can onboard fast and
contribute code almost immediately.
- Your team can save time by not having to think about build tools; it's all
Why not Ember?
- Although convention over configuration can be a selling point for many teams,
it can also make Ember prohibitively difficult to deal with if you do not have
the flexibility to go all in with the 'Ember Way'.
- If you are looking to develop one small piece of UX or just a single component
as part of a large app that is managed elsewhere, Ember might not be the right
tool to use.
- If you are just looking for a view layer or a smaller library, and don't want
a true framework as heavy as Ember, you might be better choosing something
Notes about the approach
All frameworks are always in a bit of a transition. Ember is no exception. As of
this writing, Ember is at version 2.6. Everything written here should function,
at a minimum, until the release of 3.0. However, there are
some big changes in the works.
The biggest is that Ember is moving away from the use of controllers and
adopting a component-first architecture. But this path cannot be fully
implemented until routable components are available. As of 2.6, this has not
happened. As a consequence, controllers are still necessary, and consequently,
they are not deprecated. Controllers are still responsible for getting the model
from the route, and for some handling of query parameters. As you build
applications in Ember you should attempt to restrict controllers to these uses.
Finally, Ember has an emerging Module
app structure that should eventually replace the Rails-type structure that
currently exists, but not yet.
As a matter of prerequisites for Ember CLI you will need
Today is a great day to survey those sites and get the prerequisites set up.
Tomorrow we will install Ember CLI and go over a few basics.