The Ember Times - Issue #101
Issue #101
πŸ‘‹ Emberistas! 🐹

This week: put your thoughts to paper for the #EmberJS2019 Roadmap RFC πŸ›£πŸ—Ί, a new addition to the Learning Team πŸ‘, a sneak preview of ember-query-params-service ❓, and a retro of πŸ’― Ember Times. πŸŽ‰
Blog posts wanted! 🚨 We would like you to write a blog post to propose goals and direction for Ember for the next year. The content of these posts will help the Core Team to draft their next Roadmap RFC. Don't have a blog? #EmberJS2019 tweets or GitHub Gists are a-ok! Please share your posts by Monday, June 17th.
Read the Roadmap RFC
Looking to see what's already out there? Posts are being gathered at this community repo - thanks @abhilashlr! We wanted to share some highlights with you from posts we've read this week.

He shares three concrete ideas to make growing Ember a reality:
  1. Publish a better website - address design and content
  2. Promote Octane heavily
  3. Teach Ember at local and remote Meetups
@rwjblue had two blog posts, so far, on what we can improve on in the coming year. His first blog was around packaging improvements, namely Embroider, and his second blog was around policy changes on how β€œwe can iteratively move forward into the future that can actually happen.”
@pzuraq proposes a build-centric edition to follow up on Octane's runtime-centric features.
@andrewcallahan analyzes why Ember lost popular adoption and shares a solution to using components first and foremost.
We are excited to announce that @rwwagner90 has joined the Learning Core Team and will continue to champion the work on Ember Inspector!Β 

You may recall that we featured Robert in a past issue as part of our "I contribute to Ember" series, where we interview members of our open source community. Congrats! πŸŽ‰
This is an experiment to see if using decorators and a separate service to manage query params is a feasible alternative to the existing query params implementation. It's a very early preview and is expected to have bugs. Should you choose to go on an adventure with this, please feel free to report weird, unexpected behavior. There is an older RFC (it proposed to add query params to the router service) that has been updated based on development of the ember-query-params-service addon. All feedback welcome! 😊
The Ember Times, one of your favourite news outlets about what's going on with Ember and its ecosystem, has just shipped its one hundredth (and first) edition! πŸŽ‰ The Ember Times now looks back at a long journey that started out over more than three years ago:

In its first release on May 2nd 2016, Ember Learning and Framework Core team member Ricardo Mendes, also known as @locks πŸ”’, wrote - among many other topics - about the motivation of the newsletter, the recent issue triaging work by @pixelhandler and the recent implementation efforts to get Glimmer 2, Ember's super-fast rendering engine, over the finish line. 🏁

Since the first issue The Ember Times gained over 1300 additional subscribers for the e-mail format delivered by Goodbits and many more readers on the official Ember blog and we'd like to thank all our interested readers who read, engage with and provide feedback for the news that we published so far.

Most importantly, we'd also like to thank all the amazing contributors (in no particular order) who wrote for The Ember Times in the past three years:

Danielle Adams, Tobias Bieniek, Alon Bukai, Edward Faulkner, Jared Galanis, Chris Garrett, Katie Gengler, Miguel Braga Gomes, Oli Griffiths, Bill Heaton, Anne-Greeth van Herwijnen, Lisa Huang-North, Robert Jackson, Jessica Jordan, Todd Jordan, Sivakumar Kailasam, Amy Lam, Kenneth Larsen, Braden Lawrence, Isaac Lee, Bradley Leftley, Chris Manson, Ryan Mark, Ricardo Mendes, Gaurav Munjal, Chris Ng, Niels Rasmussen, Brian Runnells, Michael Schinis, Nick Schot, Preston Sego, FrΓ©dΓ©ric SoumarΓ©, Melanie Sumner, Ryan Toronto, Robert Wagner, Jen Weber

We're grateful for all the hard work that community members put in to keep The Ember Times going for the past 100 editions. And we're already looking forward to another 100 issues for the future! Let us know what you enjoyed reading about the most in the past 100 issues of The Ember Times using the #100EmberTimes hashtag on Twitter or chat with us on the #support-ember-times Discord channel!
Wondering about something related to Ember, Ember Data, Glimmer, or addons in the Ember ecosystem, but don't know where to ask? Readers’ Questions are just for you!

Submit your own short and sweet question under And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! 🀞
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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Amy Lam, Isaac Lee, Preston Sego, Jessica Jordan, Chris Ng, and the Learning Team