Learning Ember in 2018: A call for blog post

Original Post: http://carlogilmar.me/post/ember-call/

This blog post is a response to Ember’s 2018 Roadmap: A Call for Blog Posts

Last November 2017 I had to build an application for make exams to evaluate teachers from a popular university. In the beginning this project was considered only for one person (me), so we decide learn Ember JS for this project.

The Beginning

My previous experiences making front-end projects was using simple javascript and coffee script. I used to implement libraries as Handlebars, Director, Moment, SockJS, etc.

Like other learning experiences, I started to make some exercises for understand the basics concepts. But in this case this experience was chaotic, because it resulted difficult for me follow a concept guide.

I tried to read the most popular books, and I found some difficulties for understand a basic knowledge about it.

I think that this happen because there isn’t a deep explain about Ember. Five months later this experience I could say that Ember is hard for understand, instead of other javascript frameworks.

Loving Ember

After this complications I could understand how to build an application using Ember and it results awesome.

I think that Javascript is a complicated language, there is a lot of frameworks and transpilers. I see EmberJS as a patch for Javascript, because it make the JS for build an application more easy.

For web apps, Ember implements a great ecosystem based on many concepts and helped by a command line cli.

Although learning Ember is hard at the beginning, when you understand it, you can work very quickly. With this framework you could have: quick development, reusability, modularity, and maintenance. But first you have to understand the basics.

Learning Ember

I made this visual recording for explain the most basic flow for start to learn ember as a novice.

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Learning Ember Concepts:

1. Ember Cli

2. Templates and Handlebars

3. Routing: model and actions

4. Models

5. Request: adapter and serializers

6. Ember Addons

7. Ember Mirage

8. Components

9. Controllers

Learning this concepts I could develop an application for my job, so I can say that this are the basics concepts, and obviously there are more features for extend the use of ember. (I’m preparing a workshop with this agenda)

I would like to know more about Ember

When I was developing my app with Ember I had some questions about how to do something with this framework, and why this framework have this things.

Thanks for reading!

Of course this is the opinion from a novice with 5 months using Ember. This is my opinion for start to learn Ember and my main questions about it.

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Desarrollador de software. Blog personal en http://carlogilmar.xyz/

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