The Sprint Accelerator is a trendy and modern downtown co-working office where you have to be buzzed in at the backdoor
One of the speakers, Ryan, is a web architect at VML where he helps create and maintain websites and mobile applications for high-profile clients. In his jeans, sneakers, and t-shirt, he introduced himself and explained his passion for Ember.js. He asked the audience who has used Ember.js before and 3 people raised their hands. He asked who has used Angular and now all 30 developers have raised their hands.
As that room proved, the most popular current framework for creating applications right now is Angular. Ryan attempted to sway the audience to hop on board with Ember.js. He explained that when creating applications, you need to use the most efficient software for that particular project, not just the newest. So Ember.js is not always the answer, but it’s important to consistently expand your knowledge and to keep learning in order to stay relevant in this industry.
As he walked us through the using Ember.js, he used the Kansas City Developer Conference website that he created to show us what Ember.js is capable of.
He gave us the good and the bad of Ember.js. The bad: There’s a high learning curve, hence this introduction course. Next, it favors convention over configuration, so it’s not really made to edit and design applications.
The good: it’s made for single-page applications. It’s an open-source community and framework. It’s large and is used by Groupon, Yahoo, and Apple, for example. Also the good, it favors convention over configuration.
So while it’s still newer and less used than Angular, it’s worth learning in creating applications.