This week lots of bold new RFCs have been proposed in the Ember ecosystem, new testing blueprints for your unit + integration tests are coming closer and many other awesome contributors worked on Ember CLI and the learning resources as well. Here is a sum up of this week's highlights for you:
This week in Ember is figuratively overflowing with requests for comments (RFCs) and here's our attempt to wrap everything up that has been proposed this week:
First, a major RFC regarding the upgrade story from minimal to more complex applications has been opened this week and is waiting for your comments.
The proposal explains how the current monolithic ember-source package that Ember apps depend on today, can be split up into smaller, independent units giving developers more flexibility to include only those dependencies that are needed in their applications. The RFC also talks about how to provide a smooth semantic versioning strategy that developers have already become accustomed to through the well-adopted release cycle in Ember.
Other open proposals this week include the introduction of Named Args (incl. some proposal fixes here) for a clearer separation between component arguments and internal properties. Another RFC postulates a new flag allowing the creation of markup-only components free from wrapper <div>s. You might already be familiar with these semantics from the way components are rendered in Glimmer. You can read more about the motivation behind bringing these so-called “Outer HTML” semantics into template-only Ember components in the RFC itself (with some more fixes there).
Removing one of the last wisdom teeth of the Ember 1.x era 👴, another RFC proposes the introduction of a new flag allowing to unwrap the application from its wrapper <div>. This will allow bringing “Outer HTML” semantics to the application template as well.
Second to last, but not second least, an RFC is proposing to extend the link-to helper and to make its active state available in its yield. This will allow for more complex, route state related markup. And really last, but not least, an RFC proposing to run the model hook on all route transitions has been opened this week, ultimately making the developer ergonomics of the link-to helper - used in conjunction with dynamically segmented routes - more straightforward.
Although contributors this week must have already been quite busy writing all of these detailed proposals up, already half of these new RFCs have seen their first implementation merged in this week (1, 2, 3) 🚀.
Last but not least, we’d like to invite you to express your inner contributor persona and point you to a new issue which aims to unify the patterns used for tests covering Ember internals. If you would like to help out with this task, feel free to pick up any sub task that interests you from the issue description.