Episode 330

JSJ 326: Conversation with Ember co-creator Tom Dale on Ember 3.0 and the future of Ember


August 14th, 2018

57 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode


  • Joe Eames
  • Aimee Knight
  • AJ ONeal

Special Guests: Tom Dale

In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panel talks to Tom Dale about Ember 3.0 and the future of Ember. Tom is the co-creator of Ember and is a principle staff engineer at LinkedIn where he works on a team called Presentation Infrastructure. They talk about being in the customer service role, having a collaborative culture, and all the information on Ember 3.0. They also touch on the tendency towards disposable software, the Ember model, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How Joe met Tom
  • Programmers as rule breakers
  • The pressure to conform
  • Tom intro
  • Staff engineer at LinkedIn
  • Customer service role
  • Having a way to role improvements out to a lot of different people
  • JavaScript and Ember at LinkedIn
  • Having a collaborative culture
  • All about Ember 3.0
  • Banner feature – there is nothing new
  • Cracked how you develop software in the open source world that has longevity
  • Major competition in Backbone previously
  • The Ember community has never been more vibrant
  • Tendency towards disposable software
  • The idea of steady iteration towards improvement
  • The Ember model
  • Being different from different frameworks
  • Ember adoption rates
  • Python 3
  • Valuable from a business perspective to use Ember
  • Ember community being friendly to newbies
  • How much Ember VS how much JavaScript will a new developer have to learn?
  • And much, much more!







  • James Veitch