October 3, 2022

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The Ember Times – Issue No. 146

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👋 Emberistas! 🐹

Ember website (s) redesign call for contributors 🎨🐹, Yehuda’s Octane tutorial continued 🔥, contribute to the Global Accessibility Awareness Day blog series ✍️, ember-bootstrap 4 release candidate 🛳, strict mode templates RFC accepted (, and last, but not least , check out the Yahoo Knowledge Graph COVID-19 Dashboard built, built with Ember!

Early last year, the community came together to discuss the future of the design strategy of official Ember sites. After plenty of time and work investments from individual contributors, companies and the Ember Core team, the redesign for the main site emberjs.com shipped successfully!!

Many other official resources for the Ember community, such as the Blog, API Docs, and CLI Guides, are looking forward to get a new look & feel as well – and you can help with that! A call for contributors is looking for those who have experience with JavaScript, HTML and CSS and who want to help shipping the website redesign.

Want to get started? Be sure to read the official status update for the Ember Website on the blog for more details on how to contribute. And feel free to reach out to the folks on the # st-website channel on the Ember Discord for any questions. We’re looking forward to your contributions!

Our very own Yehuda Katz (@wycats) wrote a blog series for an Octane tutorial, and there are two new posts added to it.

The third part of the tutorial, Pulling Out Data, talks about moving data from HTML into a separate file. This is the part in the series that introduces you to writing JavaScript for the first time. You’ll also learn how to build your helpers and write unit tests for them.

The fourth part of the tutorial, Airtable Time, talks about moving the JSON into Airtable. It is a great approach that will reduce the need for an application build for changing only data.

So far there are seven posts planned:

So be on the lookout 👀 for more in this very helpful new series!

The Ember Accessibility strike team is organizing a blog post series for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! This May 21st will mark the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access / inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Interested in writing a post about an a11y topic such as screenreaders, WCAG, or the POUR model? Coordinate with the team on the GitHub issue and the # st-a11y channel on the Ember Discord.

The folks at kaliber5 have put out a new release candidate for ember-bootstrap! 🎉

This release candidate:

  • Refactors to use tag-less components everywhere in preparation for a Glimmer rewrite
  • Drops Ember <3.16, Node 8 Package
  • Drops deprecated arguments for HTML attributes
  • Overhauls the build setup, using Embroider macros !!!

Go ahead and check out the release notes for a full set of changes. Shout out to the contributors of this RC Jacob Jewell (@jakesjews), Jeldrik Hanschke (@jelhan) and Simon Ihmig (@simonihmig) for getting this done!

Strict mode templates RFC, for which the community discussion began in June 2019, was recently accepted by the Ember core teams. 🎉 You can read the RFC to learn more about the proposed changes and motivations.

At a high level, the “strict mode” (the terminology may change) is opt-in but intended to become the main way Ember users write templates. Once the strict mode is implemented (this may take time), the core teams and addon developers can start experimenting with better ways to support your development workflow. Experimental features such as template imports and single-file componentswhich build on top of the strict mode, will still need further design and iterations before they can be proposed and recommended to you.

In short, you don’t need to worry about an immediate change. It is an exciting change to look forward to, because Ember has been using Handlebars for more than 8 years and we have learned how we can improve its language since. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at the strict mode templates RFC!

The Yahoo Knowledge Graph COVID-19 Dashboard which was built with Ember launched with Yahoo’s open source COVID-19 datasets which are constructed entirely from primary (government and public agency) sources.

Check it out today at yahoo.github.io/covid-19-dashboard!

This week we’d like to thank @rwjblue, @ xg-wang, @pzuraq, @krisselden, @ Gaurav0, @jayjayjpg, @jenweber, @alexeykostevich, @mansona, @amyrlam, @maxwondercorn, @eramod, @runspired, @ ansmonjol, @ SYU15 and @patricklx for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖

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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 bit.ly/ask-ember-core. And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all – promise! 🤞

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That’s another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Abhilash LR, Amy Lam, Jessica Jordan, Isaac Lee, Chris Ng, Jared Galanis and the Learning Team

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