Meet the long-awaited ember-collection v1.0 release candidate 🎉, use a modern keyboard API with ember-keyboard v6.0 ⌨️, learn how to make your existing app accessible 💪, introducing ember-concurrency-async 🚀, and last, but not least, an interactive way to create new Ember apps RFC ✨🐹!
As you may know, there was recently an RFC to modernize ember-keyboard API. Recognizing key versus code is one of the difficult problems that this addon can now solve for you. Version 6 does limit support to Ember 3.8+ and modern browsers (IE 11 excluded) so you will want to think about your current requirements.
To learn more about modern keyboard API and your migration path, we encourage you to visit these sites:
Using Ember, you might be familiar with a set of tools that you can already use today to make your app accessible. But what do you do if you are working on an already mature Ember app that needs a lot of improvements to become accessible? Where do you even start?
In her recent blog post, Samanta de Barros (@sdebarros) shares her findings on improving the accessibility of an Ember app by employing an automated, gradual and a11y-focussed testing strategy, semantic markup and screen reader testing.
If you want to find out how to level up your app's accessibility, read her blog post on the simplabs blog and if you learned something from it, be sure to share it with your Ember friends, too!
Head on over to the repo to learn more and take a look at some examples of how ember-concurrency-async can help you write ember-concurrency tasks in TypeScript.
As part of the effort to make new Ember apps more conformant for digital accessibility requirements at a global scale, this RFC proposes an interactive workflow for new Ember apps. This will also have the benefit of assisting new users who prefer an interactive model of new app creation.
This new wizard for creating Ember apps would prompt users who type ember new into their command line with a series of questions that will help in defining certain aspects of their app, including whether the app is an app or addon, the app name, what the spoken/content language is, and what dependency manager and CI system are used.
If you have ideas about this exciting addition to Ember tooling please head on over to the RFC and share your thoughts.