This week: 400 Releases on the Ember.js Repo 🎉, share your thoughts for RFCs #549 and #554 💬, learn how to use telemetry helpers to power up your codemods 📡, release of Octane Super Rentals Tutorial Part 2 🚀, enjoy the new and shiny Ember-powered Apple TV 🍏📺, and check out a new accessibility-focused ember-bootstrap release ✨!
The ember.js repo hit 400 releases on GitHub this week! We’ve had over 770 contributors between May 2011 to November 2019. A big thank you ❤️ to the numerous efforts of all all these community members!
Adam Baker (@bakerac4) has proposed the need to better advertise Ember as a cross-platform solution: Use 1 framework to create web, mobile, and desktop apps! The possibility of marketing Ember as cross-platform exists already, thanks to projects like Corber and Glimmer Native.
The problem with getWithDefault lies in its behavior. It returns the default value only when the retrieved value of the property is undefined. Other falsey values, such as null or '', don't result in the default value. This behavior may or may not be what you intended.
To help you write code explicitly, TC39 has come up with the nullish coalescing operator, ??, now in Stage 3 proposal. RFC 554 explains that it'd be better to rely on the native implementation.
Traditionally, Ember codemods have relied on static code analysis to help you (a codemod author) convert files from one version to the next. In contrast, telemetry-powered codemods can run the app to help you gather data on components, services, routes, controllers, etc.
This automatically generated tutorial now supports decorators thanks to Chris Garrett @pzuraq who had a fix to replace all @ symbols within code blocks with a placeholder, processes them, and then switches them back after processing.
Plenty of companies and acclaimed brands bet on Ember when building digital products for thousands or even millions of users. Heroku, Netflix, TED, Tilde, Intercom and BetterUp are a few examples of well-known businesses who have benefitted from using Ember for years.
Did you also know that Apple's web platform Apple TV is built with Ember? Apple TV is now based on a modern 3.12 Ember tech stack which evolved its way up from a 3.4 app earlier this year. Furthermore, the app is increasingly adopting all the latest and sparkliest ✨ from the new Ember Octane programming model, making it a great showcase for modern Ember apps in the wild!
Do you have any feedback? Feel free to reach out to Mehul Kar (@mehulkar) for any questions, suggestions or bug reports.