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Ember 4.5 Launched


In the present day the Ember mission is releasing model 4.5 of Ember.js and Ember CLI.

Model 4.4 of Ember is now promoted to LTS (Lengthy Time period Assist).
An LTS model of Ember continues to obtain safety updates for 9 launch cycles (54 weeks) and bugfixes for six cycles (36 weeks).
LTS releases sometimes happen each 4 minor variations.
The earlier LTS model of Ember was 3.28.

This launch kicks off the 4.5 beta cycle for all sub-projects. We encourage our neighborhood (particularly addon authors) to assist check these beta builds and report any bugs earlier than they’re revealed as a last launch in six weeks’ time. The ember-try addon is an effective way to constantly check your initiatives towards the newest Ember releases.

You may learn extra about our normal launch course of right here:


Ember.js

Ember.js is the core framework for constructing bold internet purposes.

Modifications in Ember.js 4.5

Ember.js 4.5 is an incremental, backwards suitable launch of Ember with bug fixes, efficiency enhancements, and minor deprecations.

Bug Fixes

Ember.js 4.5 launched 0 bug fixes.

Options

Ember.js 4.5 launched 2 new options.

  1. Plain operate as helpers
  2. A brand new renderSettled check helper
1. Plain capabilities as helpers

Now you can use plain capabilities as helpers in your part templates. This helps make the connection between Ember part templates and their JavaScript class extra intuitive.

For instance, right here we create a way double and use it immediately in a template:

// my-component.js

import Element from '@glimmer/part';

export default class MyComponent extends Element {
  double = num => num * 2;
}
// my-component.hbs

{{this.double 2}}

<SomeComponent @foo={{this.double 2}} />

Beforehand, you may outline this domestically, however nonetheless needed to use the helper() operate to perform this.

We’re engaged on updating the Guides to cowl this sample.
For background, try RFC 756, which designed this function.
Additionally, preserve your eyes on this weblog: we could have a devoted weblog submit with a deep dive on this new functionality within the subsequent week or two!

2. A brand new renderSettled check helper

Below the hood, Ember’s exams use a “check waiters” system to help you management the movement of your exams by way of the precise framework habits.
That method that your exams match precisely what the app does at runtime.

Nonetheless, making this work relies on Ember offering all the required hooks for check helpers to make use of, and there was one important lacking public API.
You can look forward to all of the check waiters to complete with settled, however there was no public approach to look forward to simply rendering to complete.
For instance, you may need to look forward to rendering to complete however not for an Ember Knowledge save operation to complete, as a part of testing a loading display screen.

Ember 4.5 introduces a brand new operate, renderSettled, as a public method for check helpers to work together with the rendering part of the applying.
renderSettled returns returns a promise which fulfills as quickly as rendering has accomplished.
It may be utilized in any rendering or software check.
(It additionally works in different exams the place you arrange the rendering hooks manually, however that is uncommon!)

import { renderSettled } from '@ember/renderer';

An latest launch of @ember/test-helpers, v2.8.0, takes benefit of this to offer a brand new await rerender() helper.
For extra particulars, and the way this matches into enhancements to Ember’s testing story, see RFC 785.

Deprecations

Ember.js 4.5 launched 0 deprecations.

For extra particulars on adjustments in Ember.js 4.5, please overview the Ember.js 4.5.0 launch web page.


Ember Knowledge

Ember Knowledge is the official information persistence library for Ember.js

Attributable to low availability for the Ember Knowledge group this cycle, Ember Knowledge doesn’t have a brand new launch, so it stays at 4.4.

Please see the Ember 4.4 launch weblog submit for particulars about v4.4 of Ember Knowledge.


Ember CLI

Ember CLI is the command line interface for managing and packaging Ember.js purposes.

Upgrading Ember CLI

You could improve Ember CLI utilizing the ember-cli-update mission:

npx ember-cli-update

This utility will assist you to to replace your app or addon to the newest Ember CLI model. You’ll in all probability encounter merge conflicts, through which the default habits is to allow you to resolve conflicts by yourself. For extra data on the ember-cli-update mission, see the GitHub README.

Whereas it’s endorsed to maintain Ember CLI variations in sync with Ember and Ember Knowledge, this isn’t required. After updating ember-cli, you’ll be able to preserve your present model(s) of Ember or Ember Knowledge by modifying bundle.json to revert the adjustments to the strains containing ember-source and ember-data.

Modifications in Ember CLI 4.5

Bug Fixes

Ember CLI 4.5 launched quite a lot of small bug fixes and documentation enhancements.
You’ll find the total checklist within the Ember CLI 4.5.0 launch web page.

Options

Ember CLI 4.5 launched 0 options.

Deprecations

Ember CLI 4.5 launched 2 deprecations.

  • Utilizing the phrases whitelist and blacklist construct choices are deprecated. Please use
    embrace and exclude as an alternative. Solely the title of the choice has modified, and
    the performance is unchanged. This work so as to add the
    new choice naming was initially deliberate in
    RFC 639,
    and the deprecation RFC is
    RFC 801.
  • Assist for ember-cli-jshint is deprecated.

The addonJsFiles methodology that was beforehand deprecated in v3.13 of Ember CLI has now been eliminated.

For extra particulars on the adjustments in Ember CLI 4.5 and detailed improve
directions, please overview the Ember CLI 4.5.0 launch web page.

Thank You!

As a community-driven open-source mission with an bold scope, every of those releases serves as a reminder that the Ember mission wouldn’t have been potential with out your continued assist. We’re extraordinarily grateful to our contributors for his or her efforts.

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