This is my first post in this year.
Recently we have to develop a project about teacher training for a private university in Mexico City.
About Ember Js
Until now, I had has a little experience using Coffee Script and I could test a little of Angular. But now I’m in love with Ember, because I found more useful and interesting for build frontend apps, and their standards and conventions are so cool. In this post I’going to explore the basics about ember. And then I will release many post about more content.
Write less code
Use web standards and common idioms
Built for productivity and ergonomics
Constantly growing and improving
Build with Ember is like this…
You have a complete blank canvas for build your frontend app
… add few routes and templates…
Ember Core Libraries
This framework had many libraries for extend his features.
Framework Ember JS
Data Persistence Ember Data
Toolchain Ember Cli
Batched Queue Backburner.js
URL Handling Route-recognizer.js
Template Engine handlebars
Asset Pipeline Broccoli.js
Ember App Toolbox
You can install Ember with npm, and then you can create a simple app with the ember cli:
npm install -g ember-cli
ember new my-first-app
The project structure contains the following directories:
- App: Application main source code
- Config Configuration and enviroments
- Public Assets (omg, fonts)
- Vendor Dependencies that aren’t manage by npm.
- ember-cli-build How ember should build your app.
- dist Deployable assets
Anatomy of an Ember App Folder
The app folder contains the main source code for build the app. This folder has the following structure:
My Recommendations for Learning
I had to search a lot of material for learn Ember Js. Although there are many resources, I recommended the following material for a beginner:
(Book) ROCK AND ROLL WITH EMBER JS
Rock and Roll with Ember.js It’s a great book wrote by Balint Erdi (@baaz) where you can learn how to build an app. I consider this book as the best resource for start learning Ember Js, because It contains more core concepts, and this could help you to understand easy.
(Book) The Pragmatic Programmers DELIVER AUDACIOUS WEB APPS WITH EMBER 2 Matthew White
Deliver Audacious Web Apps with Ember 2 It’s other book for start to understand the framework, although maybe you will need to know some basic concepts for understand more fast the chapters.
(Video and Book) Packt Pub EMBER.JS SOLUTIONS and EMBER.JS COOKBOOK
Ember.js Solutions are videos about Ember.js, where you can watch the main concepts. I think that this is very useful when you already understand the main concepts.
(Course) Frontend Masters EMBER 2.X Mike North
Ember 2.x it’s a complete course about Ember.js, probably is the best material for start to learn ember. I recommended this course for beginners.