This week's Ember Times is all about cool web fonts 😎, community chat migrations and encouraging your inner Ember Data RFC champion 🛡. We also have lots of Ember app wizardry ✨ with ember-cli-create, a guide for using learning resources of all Ember versions efficiently and - last, but not least - a brand-new Readers' Question for you! 💁🏻
Do you like web fonts? Of course you do! Then it’s a good thing that ember-cli-webfonts just released version 1.0 🎉
Now you can use the webfonts-generator to easily generate web fonts as part of your ember build process. By default the addon expects to find SVG files in app/webfont-svg but all of this can be customised alongside with class prefixes, base selectors, font names and much more.
All you have to do is run ember install ember-cli-webfont and you’re ready to go. Check out the Github repository for more information.
The Request for Comments (RFC) proposing a move of the community's real-time communication from Slack to Discord has entered the Final Comment Period (FCP) and is most likely to close this weekend.
A plethora of comments and suggestions from the community have already come in about the proposed migration. If you're interested to join the discussion yourself, please take your time to read the entire proposal here and the comments along the RFC which have already been made.
If you have new (and of course friendly! ❤️) information to add to the conversation, please do so in the RFC's comments section. And once again: Thank you all for all your feedback! ✨
@jenweber breaks down the differences between Ember 2 and 3 in her latest Medium post in an approachable and informative way! Share with coworkers, friends, and folks on the interweb that are new to Ember.
Ember 3 apps must use the new import-what-you-need approach. this.get is optional in Ember 3, except properties that are Promise proxies. (Note: If you haven't upgraded to Ember 3 yet, give ember-cli-update a try to take advantage of codemods!) Testing is also somewhat different. Check out @turbo87's 2018 EmberConf talk for a deeper dive.
For the most up-to-date Ember reference material, check out the Guides, the official Tutorials, and the API docs. Elsewhere on the web, stick with resources from 2016 and beyond to stay current. 💯