Issue #1

The Ember.js Times

Hello, Emberistas!

You might be thinking "I already subscribe to Ember Weekly, what's different about this one?"

elevator from movie The Shining
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Ember Weekly, which is run by some amazing community members and friends (👊 @owz) focuses mainly on highlighting community-created content like blog posts, videos, events, from the perspective of Ember.js users.

The Ember.js Times, on the other hand, is run by the official Ember.js Learning Team and aims to provide an inside look into the development of the Ember.js ecosystem, straight for the hors^H^H^Hamster's mouth. We will be checking out commits, meeting minutes, analysing RFCs, and more. I, @locks, will be your scribe for this issue, but keep an eye peeled for appearances from other team members!

You might also be thinking, "didn't I subscribe at TinyLetter? why am I getting an email from Goodbits?" The short answer is we moved! We announced the newsletter prematurely and while setting everything up, realized that Goodbits would be a better fit.

Come with us now, and journey through time and space to the world of Ember.js.

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Issue Triaging

This week I'd like to start by talking about issue triaging. For a while now, shout out to @pixelhandler, there has been a group of people that helped out the Core Team by triaging issues in the ember.js issues tracker. Unfortunately, due to the lack of granularity of GitHub permissions, these people were not able to label or close issues. That's why an informal issue triage team has been recently created, and wow have they been busy!

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ember.js' pulse on GitHub

With over 200 issues closed in the last month, only 24 unlabeled issues remaining, and much feedback given, the team is well on their path to make sure contributions are addressed early. Join us at #dev-issue-triage in the Slack community, and help keep the train running smoothly. Don't worry if you're a newbie, come by and someone will guide you!


If you peek into the commits and the pull requests tabs, you'll notice a bunch of commits about globals cleanup. The team is cleaning up the modules internally to make module resolution simpler, which in turn helps the work being done in addonifying Ember, and Glimmer.

Speaking of Glimmer, it's coming along speedily, in part thanks to the community response to "The Ultimate Glimmer 2 Test Porting Guide" written by Godfrey Chan. If you're interested in making Glimmer happen sooner than later, head out to There are still some issues up for claims and remember, if @chancancode, so can you.

💻 ember-cli

What about Ember CLI, the command line interface for ambitious web applications? Not to be left behind, they've also been working on several interesting things. The first and most visible one is the one mentioned in the official Ember blog. Additionally, I'd keep an eye on the code stripping RFC, as well as the one about platform support. Onwards to easier, and leaner builds!

👓 Ember Inspector

Our fantastic and much-beloved browser extension for inspecting Ember application is nearing an interesting milestone, v2.0.0! The main change is with regards to the internals.

To ease the maintenance burden, and to allow much faster development of new features, the Inspector is going to be split up internally into multiple ones, associated with certain Ember versions.

📚 Learning


On top of keeping the Guides up to date, especially with the 2.5 release this month, the learning team also has been hard at work improving the tutorial, specifically @toddjordan's effort in creating a Google Maps service tutorial.


The Ember.js website has also gotten some love in the form of making the pages' layout responsive, and adding a new call to action to the homepage.

That's all, folks!

That's all I have for you in the first issue of the Ember.js Times! I hope you have enjoyed it, and see you next week, where we'll continue our journey of trying to figure out exactly what this newsletter will be ;)

Be kind,
Ricardo Mendes