September 28, 2022

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The Ember Times – Issue No. 82

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హలో Emberistas! 🐹

This week you can read all about a new RFC for accessible routing 🗺, angle brackets coming 🔜 to the guides, a new way to decorate with Ember Decorators 🖼, a contributor interview with @bekzod 💬, check out the upcoming Ember.js documentary 🎬🍿🎥, a new RFC for contextual helpers 🎒 and more!

Currently, routing in Ember is not natively accessible for users with assistive technology. This means that whenever the user navigates to a new route within an Ember application, screen readers do not read out the new content or appropriately move focus. This new RFC by @MelSumner proposes a solution to this so Ember routing can be natively accessible for users with assistive technology.

Feel free to read the RFC and leave your thoughts as a comment.

A quest issue to convert the guides to angle bracket invocation is gaining traction. This effort will bring RFC 311 to the documentation in the next few weeks, which is nice since this is a feature that has been available in Ember for some time! Many thanks to the contributors involved in this effort. 👏

Ember Decorators are the future of using Ember along with native Javascript classes. The addon ember-decorators allows you to use “The Javascript of the Future, Today!”
Once you install it you will have a fully RFC compliant implementation of Ember Decorators. The Ember Decorators RFC was merged into the RFC repo about two weeks ago. It will take some time until this functionality is in Ember Core. If you would like to try this out now and give your feedback then install the addon and test it out! Thanks to everyone for pushing this forward and making it a reality. 🏆

Decorate away!


This week we’d like to highlight the work of a community member Bekzod Khaitbaev, also known as @bekzod. In an exclusive interview with the Ember Times he talk about his learnings as a contributor to the Ember.js framework and why contributions can have an impact on thousands of people.

You can read the full interview on the Ember Forum.

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Ever wondered how and why Ember came to be? Starring @wycats, @tomdale, @wifelette and members of the Ember community – the film “Ember.js: The Documentary” will be premiering at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on February 8th! Get your tickets while they’re still available on EventBrite!

Until then, you can always watch the trailer on YouTube!

The Contextual Components pattern empowered addon authors to create highly reusable UI components as part of popular addons such as Ember Light Table, Ember Power Calendar, Ember Paper and many more.

In extension of allowing components to be contextual, a new Request for Comments (RFC) proposes to extend the semantics of template helpers in a similar fashion.

You can read all about the motivation and possible design solutions in the original proposal and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

This week we’d like to thank @rwjblue, @samselikoff, @cibernox, @Parrryy, @ cah-danmonroe, @MichalBryxi, @jelhan, @gitKrystan, @simonihmig, @efx, @ rwwagner90, @kategengler, @pzuraq, @ ppcano, @wycats 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 And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all – promise! 🤞

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That’s another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Kenneth Larsen, Amy Lam, Jessica Jordan, Alon Bukai, Chris Ng, and the Learning Team

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