Episode 34

034 JSJ Ember.js


November 2nd, 2012

55 mins 11 secs

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Trek Glowacki (twitter github Trek by trek)
AJ O’Neal (twitter github blog)
Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Intro to CoffeeScript)

02:18 - Ember.js (twitter, github, site)

03:17 - Based on/Inspired by SproutCore?

05:39 - The Rails of JavaScript?


06:29 - todomvc


11:21 - Pulling pieces of Ember.js

12:07 - Struggles with using Ember.js

Learning API can and does change frequently
The applications that Ember.js targets are new
New patterns

18:45 - Developer style

22:59 - Rendering

24:42 - Philosophy of Ember.js

27:00 - Ember.js router

State machines

32:31 - Spending time learning Ember.js

35:06 - Frameworks and Wordpress

41:57 - Event loop

42:49 - API

Object system

Binding syntax


46:38 - Rendering and nesting views

Promo Only (AJ)
TinyToCS: Tiny Transactions on Computer Science (Jamison)
HandBrake (Chuck)
BitTorrent (Chuck)
Transmission (Chuck)
Presto 04213 Electronic Digital Timer (Chuck)
Crafty.js (Trek)
About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Robert Reimann (Trek)
Tucker Teaches the Clockies to Copulate by David Erik Nelson (Trek)

JAMISON: And I’m looking sexy.

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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 33 of the JavaScript Jabber show. This week on our panel we have AJ O’Neal.

AJ: Yo, yo, yo. Comin’ at you live from DJ sphere of Orem, Utah.

CHUCK: We also have Jamison Dance.

JAMISON: Oh, gosh you get to ----. I'm sorry AJ; your intro was so good. [laughs]

CHUCK: [laughs] I'm Charles Max Wood from devchat.tv and this week, we have a special guest and that is Trek Glowacki?

TREK: Oh, very close. Good job.

CHUCK: [laughs] Do you wanna straighten it up for us?

TREK: You can just call me Trek. Everyone does.

CHUCK: Ok. How many generations removed are you from Poland or whatever?

TREK: So I'm a first generation American. My parents are foreign. But my dad is Belgian, not Polish nationally, but of a Polish decent.

CHUCK: Oh, OK. That's interesting.

TREK: Yeah. My driver’s license is weird and everything is misspelled. My voter registration is spelled wrong. It’s kind of a nightmare. It’s why I just go by Trek. I try to snag @trek as a user handle everywhere. So I'm @trek on Twitter-- just makes my life easier.

CHUCK: Yeah. That makes sense. I have to say that, if your voter registration is messed up, I hope you are voting for that “other guy”. And I'm not going to be specific about my --- because I don’t wanna start a firestorm on a programing podcast for that, so we’ll just leave it there.

Anyway, we are going to be talking about Ember.js today. Now, I know that Yehuda and Tom Dale work on it. Do you work on it too or are you just kind of an expert user?

TREK: A little bit of both. I hang out on the secret volcano base that we have, with Yehuda and Tom and my contributions are--

JAMISON: That's why your audio quality is so good.

TREK: Yeah, we are at the volcano base, it’s really is beaming to a satellite in space.

CHUCK: Yeah volcano net is awesome.