The Ember Times - Issue No. 75

Hallo Emberistas! 🐹

This week we have: the Learning Team's first annual DecEmber ❄️, a sneak peek at the new Ember CLI guides 📖, final comments on RFC RFCeption 🤔, upvotes for the Ember subreddit ⬆️, a reminder to watch the first season of EmberFest 2018 🍿📽, a how-to for building your own painting game 🎨, and a guide to start writing components you'll love 💖!


First Annual DecEmber Event! ❄️

This year, the Ember Learning Core Team is sponsoring our first annual DecEmber, a hackathon event specifically targeted at Learning Team efforts! For an extra bit of awesome, it’s running at the same time as 24 Pull Requests, so contributions to DecEmber will count for both!

Maybe December is a busy month for you, because of the holidays and family obligations—and that’s totally okay—we hope you have a great time! But for some, December is a time of the year with a lot of downtime. Maybe that’s you! Are you wondering what to do with all your vacation time in December? We’ve got ya covered!

Participation Rules

To qualify for any of our random assortment of thank you goodies (that we’ve delightfully dubbed Embercouragement), you must complete at least five participation activities for repositories in the ember-learn org between December 1-28, 2018.

Participation Activities

  • Submitting PRs for issues
  • Writing Issues for repositories in the ember-learn org. We will mark them with the DecEmber label if they qualify.
  • Creating Illustrations: Maybe you have an artistic side, and illustrating code concepts is fun for you! If that’s the case, there are always illustrations that would enhance the guides, and those are very welcome for this event!
  • If you have another idea that you think would help support the Learning Core Team, let us know!

Quality Standards

We don’t think we need to say these things, but just in case…

  • The PR counts once it is merged; the issue counts once we have added the label.
  • The PR must not be disruptive (i.e., taking someone else’s branch/commits and creating a PR).
  • If you participate by writing an issue, the issue should be of respectable quality and not something that is clearly an intent to +1 your participation count.

Support

During the month of December, members of the Learning Core Team will be spending extra time in the December text and voice chat channels on our Discord server! It's a great place to ask questions or chat about the event.


New Guides for Ember CLI 📓

There's a new and improved version of the Ember CLI guides out. @jenweber has been championing moving the Ember CLI guides into the Ember domain with enhanced content.

There will be a more formal launch of the new Ember CLI guides on the Ember blog but since you're an Ember Times subscriber, you get a sneak peek.

If you find any typos or bugs, then please feel free to report it to the new repository.


The RFC RFCeption 🤔

The RFC (Request For Comments) about the RFC Process itself is in its final comment period!

The current RFC process is great but has a few quirks. For example, there are different processes for emberjs/rfcs and ember-cli/rfcs. If you haven't taken a look yet; this RFC proposes joining together all RFC processes, requiring a core team champion for RFCs that are accepted and more. Check it out and join the discussion!


Have You Read the Ember Subreddit? ⬆️

In case you didn't know Ember.js has its own Reddit subreddit! It is another media channel where people can participate and share Ember-related things! It recently got a facelift and a new Ember brand theme.

The community has decided that we want to revive this subreddit and get it active. We want to get something about Ember on the front page but we need your help!

If you are wondering where to start check out What Are You Working On (Nov 2018) and tell us what Ember things you have been doing in the month of November.

If you have any questions about the subreddit itself or want to help out hit up the new mods @NullVoxPopuli or @Alon on Discord.

So subscribe to the subreddit today, post some content and upvote 🆙 what you love!


Didn't Make It to EmberFest 🐹🎉? Watch This!

Didn't make it to Emberfest, a Europe-based conference around Ember, this year? Then be sure to take a look into the list of talk recordings here! 👀

From the the intriguing opening keynote by @tomdale, to @danielleadams' stellar guide to mastering forms in Ember, and the thought-provoking closing keynote by @MelSumner, there are many highlights to find in the more than 5-hour long playlist. 🎬 Check it out!


Video Tutorial on How to Build a Painting Game 🎨

@GavinJoyce published a tutorial on how to build a kids painting game in 20 minutes on YouTube.

In his tutorial, he uses 3 Ember CLI addons: ember-cli-tailwind, ember-composable-helpers, and ember-concurrency as well as Ember 3.5.

You can check out the full source code for the demo on GitHub or run the app online.


Start Writing Components You'll Love 💖

Ember Map just launched a free e-mail course where you'll learn how to build better Ember components in six lessons that walk through the fundamentals of UI development. We're excited to learn about declarative rendering, state hoisting, data-loading components and more! Check out #media on Discord to chat about the course and other external Ember resources!


Contributors' Corner 👏

This week we'd like to thank @kratiahuja, @rwjblue, @bobisjan, @cah-danmonroe, @BradenLawrence, @runspired, @jenweber, @buschtoens, @samselikoff, @zachgarwood, @pzuraq, @jelhan, @ppcano, @MelSumner, @amyrlam, @kennethlarsen, @Alonski, @mansona, @hjdivad, @igorT, @thorsteinsson, @mydea, @tomdale, @chiragpat, @kellyselden and @Turbo87 for their contributions to Ember and related repositories! 💖


Got a Question? Ask Readers' Questions! 🤓

Office Hours Tomster Mascot

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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That's another wrap! ✨

Be kind,

Melanie Sumner, Chris Ng, Amy Lam, Alon Bukai, Kenneth Larsen, Jessica Jordan and the Learning Team


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