This week: model hook illuminated in Ember.js Guides 💡, EmberCamp CFP open 🏕, Ember podcasts to keep us happy 📻🍩🎧, a proposal to use Empress to render the Ember RFCs 📃, a new release of the ember-shepherd addon 🚢, the new EmberWork.com ✌️, FAQs about Ember.js in 2019 📝, and last, but not least, trapping focus 💥 for better a11y in your Ember apps!
If you haven't yet, please revisit and share the latest Ember.js Guides on Specifying a Route's Model! You will find beginner-friendly, comprehensive explanation of what you can do in a route's model hook. 💖
In particular, our guide now shows:
Why we want to use the model hook
How to use model, depending on your use case and knowledge of Ember
Join us on September 16th for the second annual EmberCamp Chicago! We’ll be hosting 150+ of the world’s top Ember developers for a full day of Ember talks. Have a talk idea? The EmberCamp Call For Proposals (CFP) is open now through June 15th. If you submit early, you'll be able to receive feedback before the CFP closes!
30 minute talks
10 minute talks
30-90 minute workshops
30-90 minute activities (new this year!)
Whether you want to come enjoy the breathtaking views, make new Ember friends, or get the scoop on what's coming next—EmberCamp Chicago is the place to be!
Sam mentions some of the biggest advantages in using Ember, and what it should and should not be used for. He explains the architecture of Ember apps, addresses some of the performance concerns and then goes into Octane in detail.
@mansona proposed an implementation change to how we currently "render" our RFCs in the website. The proposed change is to move from using mdbook, which provides better formatting for markdown files, to employing Empress techniques to render the RFC pages.
In the same proposal, the official URL of an RFC was proposed to move from https://emberjs.github.io/rfcs/0425-website-redesign.html to https://rfcs.emberjs.com/0425-website-redesign/. This would then be considered a stable URL and will require us to maintain redirects if we ever change them.
Read and comment more on GitHub about the proposed change!
@rwwagner90 and the crew at Ship Shape have released 🚢 version 5.0.0 of the ember-shepherd addon, an awesome site tour library. The updated version includes improved loading speeds⚡️ due to lazy loading with ember-auto-import.
We often hear folks say they want to work in Ember, but they can't find an Ember role! There's a new community resource for that—Ember Work. Ember Work was built to make things a little easier on you. No more scouring LinkedIn or other sources. And no more jobs that are not quite Ember.
Have an open role on your team? Share it on Ember Work for free. (While you're at it, post it on #ember-jobs on Discord too!) Thanks @herzzanu and @Exelord for building this resource for the community. 💼
On May 16th, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) inspired developers all around the world to reflect on the way they use and build applications for the web. In her recent call-to-action for GAAD 📣, @MelSumner encouraged the Ember community to take the time to browse the web using keyboard or an assistive technology, and to spend time to improve accessibility in their own projects.
With Ember Focus Trap, adding focus to interactive elements in your Ember app is only an ember install away. Check it out today!