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The Ember Times - Issue No. 147

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πŸ‘‹ Emberistas! 🐹

Ember 3.18 is out πŸŽ‰, investigate arguments with Ember Inspector πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ, read the blog post comparing Ember Octane and React πŸΉβš›οΈ, explore autosave with Ember Octane πŸ’Ύ, review Embroider & memoization RFCs πŸ’¬, and last, but not least, check out the ember-keyboard RFC ⌨️!


Ember 3.18 is out πŸŽ‰

The latest versions of Ember.js, ember-data and ember-cli are out with the 3.18 release!
This new minor release version is full of bug fixes for the core libraries that power your Ember application, so be sure to upgrade soon.

For more info on the current release schedule of Ember check out our releases page and for information on Ember v3.18, you can give the official release post a read.


Investigate component arguments with the new Ember Inspector πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

The brand-new, 4.0 version of Ember Inspector - the best tool for inspecting and debugging your Ember applications - is out! The recent release comes not only with lots of valuable bug fixes, but also with many amazing features, including:

  • Inspection of component arguments: You can now see and investigate arguments passed to your components through Ember Inspector's component tree 🌳
  • Inspection of the store: Directly inspect your data store and send it as a variable for further debugging to your console. You can check out a demo recording of this feature in the PR description of Sarah Yu's (@SYU15) work 🏬
  • Navigate through the component tree via keyboard with a new accessibility improvement 🎹

Check out the full list of features and improvements over at the project's changelog. A sparkling thank you goes to the contributors Sarah Yu (@SYU15), Jerry Nummi (@nummi), Robert Wagner (@rwwagner90) and Godfrey Chan (@chancancode) who made this release happen!


Blog post: Comparing Ember Octane and React πŸΉβš›οΈ

Chris Garrett (@pzuraq) wrote a blog post comparing Ember Octane and React in terms of their respective programming models and developer experience using the latest idioms and best practices from both frameworks (Ember Octane and React Hooks).

The blog post goes through an in-depth analysis of the programming models between Ember and React including how they handle derived values and state, lifecycle hooks or methods to handle scheduling, and handling user interaction.

Check out the takeaways from this comparison in the full blog post!


Auto save en Ember Octane πŸ’Ύ

Alberto CantΓΊ (@betocantu93), in his first blog post in Spanish, explores how to implement autosave in Ember. We encourage you to check it out! Alberto starts with a basic form with a submit button, then introduces autosave and addresses potential problems using ember-concurrency.

Do you follow a similar pattern or have another approach to autosaving your user's form? Share your ideas with the JS community today!


Embroider & memoization RFCs entered Final Comment Period πŸ’¬

In case you missed it, the RFCs for Embroider and memoizing functions entered their Final Comment Period (FCP) on May 1. And memoizing functions was merged in today!


ember-keyboard RFC ⌨️

If you've ever wondered about some of the finer details of the code and key properties of keyboard events in modern browsers, you may want to check out Luke Melia's (@lukemelia) recent RFC for ember-keyboard.

In case you didn't know, ember-keyboard is a ✨fantastic✨ Ember addon for the painless support of keyboard events.

The team that supports ember-keyboard could really use community feedback on this one so if you're a user of the addon, interested in the subject or just feel like helping out, please head on over to the RFC and comment!


Contributors' corner πŸ‘

This week we'd like to thank @rwjblue, @lifeart, @stefanpenner, @Gaurav0, @abhilashlr, @rwwagner90, @roderickdevelopers, @locks, @burritoIand, @nathanhammond, @bobisjan, @patricklx, @chancancode, @ansmonjol, @pzuraq and @mansona for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! πŸ’–


Got a question? Ask readers' questions! πŸ€“

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Wondering about something related to Ember, Ember Data, Glimmer, or addons in the Ember ecosystem, but don't know where to ask? Readers’ Questions are just for you!

Submit your own short and sweet question under bit.ly/ask-ember-core. And don’t worry, there are no silly questions, we appreciate them all - promise! 🀞



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