June 15, 2018

Wrapping libraries responsibly

Episode 24 // The EmberMap Podcast

Sam and Ryan chat about what to do when a node module breaks in FastBoot, how to best wrap 3rd-party libraries in an Ember Addon, and how to test the filesystem. They also answer some listener questions.

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Show notes


  • 0:00 – Node modules in FastBoot
  • 13:55 – Ember Addons that wrap 3rd-party libraries
  • 19:07 – Testing the filesystem with Broccoli Test Helpers


  • 32:11 – How can I speed up my Ember CLI build times?
  • 38:31 – What do you think about the Angle Bracket Polyfill? Would you use it?
  • 42:08 – I'm building an app and I need to build it with skeleton screens. Do I use a model hook with loading states? Do I use Ember Concurrency tasks? What approach should I take?
  • 46:44 – I'm building a table, and each row has a bunch of CRUD actions – edit, delete, view. What are the best UI patterns for this? A few I'm considering: a cog that you click that exposes a dropdown menu; icons in the row; buttons in the row.

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