In 2018, the Ember core teams asked for community input in laying out a vision of what we need to achieve over the next year. In response, they received over 50 blog posts and several direct tweets. I read all in preparation for this post and smiled throughout, because we did achieve, and are actively working on, the following goals:
- Import any npm package with ember-auto-import
- New build pipeline and route splitting with Embroider
- Better communication channel with Discord
- Marketing through Ember.js: The Documentary (and Octane)
In 2019, in addition to continuing work on the items above, I’d like to see us work on building a larger community. Our community, while truly amazing and supportive, is yet small. To flourish, we need support from developers who don’t work with Ember daily. These developers may professionally work with React, Angular, or Vue. They may be self-taught or attending school, looking to enter tech with minimal risk in career trajectory and minimal time to create showcase projects.
I believe we can do 3 things to welcome these developers:
- Publish better website (address design and content)
- Promote Octane heavily
- Teach Ember at local and remote Meetups
I will explain what I mean by these and highlight our action items in (Ember) orange.