Learn Ember.JS to build a Practical E-Commerce Single Page Application
Submitted by Akash Devaraju (@skykog) on Sunday, 11 August 2013
Understand the problem statement, use-case and the workflow in building an Ember application after getting an understanding of what is an MV* architecture.
Also to make one understand, why Ember does things in a certain way and how it's different from other frameworks like Angular, Backbone etc.
- Get a grasp of what is an MV* framework.
- Understand why to choose Ember as the framework.
- Learn the workflow in building an e-commerce application with Ember.
- Realize the benefits which come along with Ember.
In about 40 minutes, we are going to create a nifty E-Commerce application, exploring the power of Ember, Rails, CSS3 by following the best practices and concepts advocated by Ember. Come code with me and I can show you how fun programming with Ember can be.
Ember and Rails share a common approach and have common core members, it makes good sense to use them together and they make a great duo for building a rich web app and a JSON API (Though the same can be accomplished by using Node.JS/Python or any other backend stack).
Ember proves itself as a full-fledged framework and is quickly becoming the framework of choice for building large scale applications.
Opinionated is a good thing (Convention over configuration).
Since the goal is to compete with native apps and ideas pioneered by native application frameworks like Cocoa and Smalltalk have been borrowed Ember makes a good choice for mobile app development.
Simplicity, bindings, molecularity, tight integration with Handlebars (Reduced boilerplate between data and DOM).
Ease of Integration, A/B, Unit testing with Ember.
What we are going to do?
- Start with an explanation of the MV* frameworks, their comparison and requirement.
- Talk about Ember, its philosophies and "Why Ember?".
- Understand our E-Commerce project structure.
- Work with Ember and Rails and consume the JSON API and perform RESTful functions and view rendering.
- Perform few tests on the application.
- Understand Ember best practices.
Have an interest in learning MV* frameworks.
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