👋 Emberistas! 🐹
Meet the long-awaited
ember-collection v1.0 release candidate 🎉, use a modern keyboard API with
ember-keyboard v6.0 ⌨️, learn how to make your existing app accessible 💪, introducing ember-concurrency-async 🚀, and last, but not least, an interactive way to create new Ember apps RFC ✨🐹!
After two years, a new version of
ember-collection is here! You can use this addon to incrementally render a large list of items. The official
v1.0 will be released soon.
Two of the most notable changes are:
- Ember upgrade from 2.18 to 3.12!
- Improved continuous integration and auto-release process
Please thank Alon Bukai (@Alonski), Gaurav Munjal (@ Gaurav0), Robert Wagner (@ rwwagner90), and Vasanth (@vasind) for their help with maintaining
ember-collection. If you currently use the addon, we ask that you upgrade and check that your app and tests continue to pass.
Are you ready for another exciting addon release? This week,
v6.0 and showcased 3 Octane-friendly ways to respond to keyboard events:
As you may know, there was recently an RFC to modernize
ember-keyboard API. Recognizing
code is one of the difficult problems that this addon can now solve for you. Version 6 does limit support to Ember 3.8+ and modern browsers (IE 11 excluded) so you will want to think about your current requirements.
To learn more about modern keyboard API and your migration path, we encourage you to visit these sites:
Last but not least, don’t forget to thank Luke Melia (@lukemelia), Sean Clark (@optikalefx), Preston Sego (@NullVoxPopuli), Matt McManus (@mattmcmanus), Sean Juarez (@seanCodes), and Ben Demboski @bendemboski) for shaping the new
Using Ember, you might be familiar with a set of tools that you can already use today to make your app accessible. But what do you do if you are working on an already mature Ember app that needs a lot of improvements to become accessible? Where do you even start?
In her recent blog post, Samanta de Barros (@sdebarros) shares her findings on improving the accessibility of an Ember app by employing an automated, gradual and a11y-focussed testing strategysemantic markup and screen reader testing.
If you want to find out how to level up your app’s accessibility, read her blog post on the simplabs blog and if you learned something from it, be sure to share it with your Ember friends, too!
Have you wanted to use
ember-concurrency with TypeScript, but run into some limitations? In case you were not aware, there’s a new addon by Godfrey Chan (@chancancode) called
ember-concurrency-async. This addon introduces the familiar
async/await syntax to
ember-concurrency tasks. 😃
The main advantage of the async method syntax over the default
await keyword natively, the compiler understands that yielding a value “returns” its resolved value – something not possible with generator method syntax.
Head on to the repo to learn more and take a look at some examples of how
ember-concurrency-async can help you write
ember-concurrency tasks in TypeScript.
Hot 🔥 off the press is a brand new RFC by Mel Sumner (@MelSumner) that proposes an interactive way to create Ember apps!
As part of the effort to make new Ember apps more conformant to digital accessibility requirements at a global scale, this RFC proposes an interactive workflow for new Ember apps. This will also have the benefit of assisting new users who prefer an interactive model of new app creation.
This new wizard for creating Ember apps would prompt users who type
ember new into their command line with a series of questions that will help in defining certain aspects of their app, including whether the app is an app or addon, the app name, what the spoken / content language is, and what dependency manager and CI system are used.
If you have ideas about this exciting addition to Ember tooling please head on over to the RFC and share your thoughts.
This week we’d like to thank @rwjblue, @fivetanley, @igorT, @ Gaurav0, @scalvert, @hergaiety, @amyrlam, @gokatz, @backspace, @gvocale, @lukemelia, @mansona for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖
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! ✨
Jessica Jordan, Jared Galanis, Isaac Lee, Amy Lam and the Learning Team