Building Web Apps with Ember.js
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2014
Pages: 188

If you’re a web developer interested in building scalable single-page applications—full-stack, browser-based apps that connect to a backend—this practical guide shows you how to use Ember.js, the popular JavaScript framework based on the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

Through the course of the book, you’ll learn how to build a prototype Ember application (a musician index called Rock’n’Roll Call), using routers, templates, models, controllers, and views. You’ll also understand how Ember’s convention over configuration approach helps you persist data, build backend technologies, and create widgets for developing production-capable applications that behave like desktop software.

  • Set up workflow management and boilerplate code creation
  • Learn how Ember’s “developer ergonomics” help you use less code
  • Write templates for the book’s prototype with Handlebars.js
  • Use routers to manage application states without reloading the page
  • Connect controllers and views with events, and sync data with data-binding
  • Build an Ember backend with a RESTful API or Ruby on Rails
  • Use the Ember-Data library to persist data and talk to the backend
  • Write reusable encapsulated widgets to extend your applications
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    5.0

    Best Ember guide on the market

    By BoyOfGreen

    from Redmond, WA

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      Comments about oreilly Building Web Apps with Ember.js:

      First, Ember is a fantastic framework, but it does take a bit of time to catch on to the "ember" way of doing things. That's what makes this book great, it answers the questions every beginner has, and than expounds upon it for the more advanced users.
      The prototype built is also a great reference to see the "right" way to do something in Ember. Great for beginners, great for experts.

       
      5.0

      Go and buy this awesome book

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        Comments about oreilly Building Web Apps with Ember.js:

        This is the best computer book, I've ever read. Very helpful examples and I enjoyed really during my quest in the world of Ember.js

         
        5.0

        Comprehensive Starter into Ember

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          Comments about oreilly Building Web Apps with Ember.js:

          The text is great for someone knew to Single Page Apps or wanting to get a comprehensive look at the breadth of Ember.

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          5.0

          Great Starting Point

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            Comments about oreilly Building Web Apps with Ember.js:

            I found this book to be a great starting point to augment the Ember guides. More examples and good context, which I needed since I'm new to Ember development.

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            3.0

            Good tutorial, a little out-of-date

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            Comments about oreilly Building Web Apps with Ember.js:

            I bought this ebook during its early release period. That being said, it may or may have not been updated since writing this review.

            This book provides a great tutorial with step-by-step guidance on creating an example ember.js application. Anyone who is new to ember.js will find this book very useful to get started.

            For anyone who is already familiar with ember.js, though, they may find this book a little lacking. The explanation of various core concepts of ember.js are all related to the creation of the tutorial app. There isn't a standalone definition of these concepts and how they fundamentally relate to each other (a good source for this, I found, were the guides on emberjs.com).

            Also, the authors of the book decided to employ the yeoman approach to scaffolding the tutorial app. This does not make much difference when it comes to learning about ember.js but it would have been more up-to-date and relevant if they had used ember-cli to scaffold the app.

            I would recommend this book to absolute beginners and newcomers to web application development.

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