EmberJS - Overview

What is Ember.js?

Ember.js is an open source, free JavaScript client-side framework used for developing web applications. It allows building client side JavaScript applications by providing a complete solution which contains data management and an application flow.

The original name of Ember.js was SproutCore MVC framework. It was developed by Yehuda Katz and initially released on in December 2011. The stable release of Ember.js is 2.10.0 and this was released on November 28, 2016.

Why Ember.js?

Consider the following points to understand the use of Ember.js −

  • Ember.js is an open source JavaScript framework under MIT license.

  • It provides the new binding syntax using the HTMLBars template engine which is a superset of the Handerlbars templating engine.

  • It provides the Glimmer rendering engine to increase the rendering speed.

  • It provides the Command Line Interface utility that integrates Ember patterns into development process and focuses easily on the developer productivity.

  • It supports data binding to create the link between two properties and when one property changes, the other property will get upgraded with the new value.

Features of Ember.js

Following are the some of the most prominent features of Ember.js −

  • Ember.js is used for creating reusable and maintainable JavaScript web applications.

  • Ember.js has HTML and CSS at the core of the development model.

  • It provides the instance initializers.

  • The routes are core features of the Ember.js which are used for managing the URL's.

  • Ember.js provides Ember Inspector tool for debugging Ember applications.

  • Ember.js uses templates that help to automatically update the model, if the content of applications gets changed.