In this week's edition we're sharing news about a fresh 🥒 RFC to deprecate .property(), exciting addon updates 🚀 for sparkles-component and ember-css-modules, and how Ember is a modern framework 🎉 - tell your friends!
...the modifier hasn't been deprecated yet. The main obstacle for the deprecation has been the one valid use of .property(): It is required for cp macros, such as filter or map which receive a callback function as their argument.
A brand-new 🔥 Request for Comments (RFC) 🚒 proposes to transition away from the usage of .property for these macros to allow the deprecation of the otherwise redundant API. Curious readers can learn more about the motivation and the design of this move in the original proposal.
The sparkles-component is an addon used to experiment with glimmer component style APIs in Ember apps via existing public APIs. It supports most of the @glimmer/component API including lifecycle hooks (constructor, didInsertElement, didUpdate, destroy), @tracked properties, ES base class, and decorator support (with the release of 1.1.0, this supports consuming via TypeScript).
Community member @NullVoxPopuli has written a summary of a set of his favorite features that showcase how Ember is a modern framework, and can be attractive to people looking for all the shiny things. Check out The EmberJS of the future... today! where he discusses async lifecycle hooks, syntax for components, testing, dependency injection, keyboard accessibility and more.