Ember 3.15 was released this week. In addition to the usual new features, improvements and bug fixes, this release also marks the official release of Ember's first edition - Ember Octane!
But what is Ember Octane? Ember Octane is the new, recommended way for developers to build Ember applications and addons.
Octane features a new reactivity model, a renewed practice of building components and a stronger focus on HTML driven web development than ever before. It aims to make the development of performant Ember apps not only more easy and productive, but also more fun right from the start. And on top of that, Ember Octane is fully opt-in and interoperable for existing Ember apps - which means you can try out the new way of building modern Ember Octane apps gradually, without having to rewrite your entire app today.
While building an autofocus feature for their components, Qonto engineers were also able to improve their APIs. Cyrille David (@dcyriller) and team wanted to add autofocus to several components across two apps. For example, both their one-time-password input and their email input component needed autofocus. Since mixins are no longer recommended in the Ember ecosystem, Cyrille went with modifiers. And they blogged about their experience here!
With the series DecEmber series "Countdown to the New Year: 31 Days of Ember addons" the community is featuring their favorite Ember addons on a daily basis until the end of 2019 - which means, there are only 11 more days to go! Follow the DecEmber series on the Ember blog!
The Ember Times team wishes you a pleasant, joyful holiday season (and if you don't celebrate any big holidays this month, we wish you a pleasant and joyful time!) with your loved ones, family, friends and animal companions!🌲⛄️🎆
Since most us writers at The Ember Times are looking forward to the holiday season as well, we will be away for a short winter break; on January 10, 2020 we are back with the next Ember Times and an exclusive special edition!
Enjoy the rest of the year and see you over in the new one! ✨
Chris Ng, Amy Lam, Isaac Lee, Godfrey Chan, Jessica Jordan and the Learning Team