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Ember - JavaScript Application Framework

Ember for Node

Ember.js is a framework for building ambitious client-side applications on the web. Now you can use the same Ember tools in node code and in node-based asset pipelines like Convoy.

Using This Package

Just add ember as a requirement to your package.json:

"dependencies": {
  ...
  "ember": "~0.9"
}

In your code, you can load the entire Ember stack by just requiring the package. This will add Ember to the global namespace in your application.

require('ember');
 
MyApp = Ember.Application.create({
  hifunction() { console.log('Hi! I'm an app!'); }
});

If you don't want to use the entire Ember stack, you can just require the specific module that you want. For example, a lot of server side code just needs States for statecharting:

require('ember/states');
 
MyState = Ember.State.create({
  
});

Using Ember with Convoy

Building an Ember application in the browser is very easy when using Convoy. Just require ember in your main application file.

// In some JS module included by convoy: 
require('ember'); // <- convoy will automatically pull in all of Ember. 
 
UserView = Ember.View.extend({
  template: Ember.Handlebars.compile('{{firstName}} {{lastName}}')
});

If you want to store your Handlebars templates in a separate file, Ember for Node has a HandlebarsCompiler that will precompile the templates for you. Here is an example Convoy pipeline configuration:

pipeline = convoy({
  'app.js': {
    packager: 'javascript',
    compilers: {
      '.hbr': require('ember/packager').HandlebarsCompiler
    }
  }
});
 
app = express.createServer();
app.use(pipeline.middleware());

This will now make .hbr files available as modules. In your app code, you can load the template via a normal require:

// user_view.js 
 
require('ember/views');
 
UserView = Ember.View.extend({
  template: require('./user_template') // template in user_template.hbr 
});

For a fully functioning example of an application, check out the examples folder.