Ember.js is really amazing. The place to start is Tom Dale's Intro
Tutorial Video (on
In the 30 minute video you build the app shown here in this iframe. Some
of the features you'll learn include:
Basic setup for an Ember.js app.
Nested views. You can click on the articles on the left, and see the
articles on the right.
Ember helpers which provide markdown and date conversion with a tiny
bit of code.
Even how to do a read/write REST interface.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here's what you build in the
video (you can try in the iframe below or a separate
The dynamic mvc nature of the bindings is neat. Try this:
Click on the article "Octopress" on the left.
Click Edit, change the markdown in the 2nd field, and see it change
Once you do that, you can browse to open the sample on separate
and see this:
You can click on most of the purple text to dig into the ember objects:
You can view computed values:
To make it easier for you, I created git repos of the
minus the REST interface.
To maximize your learning efficiency:
Start with the files in the starter repo that I
The Ember.js files are still changing, so your combination of js
files is critical. There's heaps of comments on the youtube video
about how frustrating it can be to have the wrong combination of js
Try building the app yourself by following the video. If you're
short on time, watch the demo once and say "that's damn cool". But
you won't truly absorb the content without following along. Plus,
it's super cool to enter some statements in the console and see the
magic of ember happen. (16:52 in the video).
When you have an error in your code (which you will if you're
practicing this), you need to know that you look for errors in the
Explanation of the Completed Code
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