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March 13, 2019

Chris Garrett on Ember Octane

Episode 55 // The EmberMap Podcast


Chris Garrett joins Sam and Ryan to chat about what's coming to Ember in Octane, its first edition. Chris talks about how module unification, decorators, ES6 classes, named args, angle-bracket components, template imports, modifiers, and Glimmer components offer a cohesive new programming model for Ember.js developers.

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Topics include:

  • 1:18 – De-scoping Module Unification from Octane
  • 2:25 – Run-time APIs are coming to Octane, build-time APIs are being worked on
  • 5:04 – What's the vision behind Ember Editions, and Octane in particular?
  • 9:41 – What's the state of decorators?
  • 15:43 – What can't you do with static decorators that you can with dynamic decorators?
  • 19:18 – Why do we need decorators to use ES6 classes in Ember?
  • 20:50 – Is it possible to lint for correct usage of named args and this-dot property access?
  • 29:30 – How did Modifiers come about, and how do they obviate the need for lifecycle methods?
  • 38:00 – Are you concerned that a player as big as React has abandoned ES6 Classes in favor of functions? Do you think there's anything to their argument that classes are fundamentally confusing?
  • 43:49 – What's the thinking behind the Modifier Manager API that just landed?
  • 52:04 - Could you expand on a point you made in your blog post about how Ember.set leaks state management all across your app?
  • 58:50 – What's the status of Glimmer components?

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