Good resources for beginners?


[Uhhh… Apparently you’re allowed to only have one link per post, so this had to be separate.]

This blog has some good info:


EmberWatch is a good feed for finding resources.


I also primary work with Rails and found DockYard’s series very helpful.



Looks like that was written over a year ago- how up-to-date are those?


Speaking of which, quite a lot of things that turn up as search results from StackOverflow are outdated already. Probably another good way to contribute for the benefit of us beginners in the community, is by updating the answers to the popular questions there.


Not to push my own content … but I recently updated my introduction screencast to show RC1 in action along side ember-data for the beginner. (totally free)

This screencast is a simple code camp example built real time showing the different conventions of ember.js all along the way. (36 minutes long)

Hope someone finds it useful :smiley:


I wrote a relatively simple demo app called EmberPress which is a clone of LetterPress. The source code is available and well documented as a learning resource.


Thank you for a very good introduction screencast @toranb ! Really enjoyed it and it sure helped plug some gaps in my understanding…


@eviltrout that is awesome! The code is a great read through and really clean. Thanks for sharing.

Quick question: how did you generate the docs?


It’s docco - all the configuration and such required to generate the docs are in the git repository!


Did you end up loading your screencast to Vimeo? I saw the comment on your blog and would like to see it. Thanks!


I think an other good example might be Ember Data Example by @dgeb.

It’s an ember/rails simple contacts application, with Ember.js RC1 and ember-data REV 12.


@benjamin I threw it up on box (can’t stream it though)

I couldn’t get it up on youtube because of the file size

It should be back up on the dropbox site March 16th

edit -the box link is also down so I put up a 3rd download (check the post for an update)


I am pushing my own content, but people have liked Master Space & Time With JavaScript which you can get at – the Ember part is $7 on its own, or you can get the whole thing for $15. It’s up to date through RC1, and still has updates coming down the road to cover more material.


To jump on the self-plug-wagon, I write a weekly blog post covering specific use-case scenarios in Ember. Each post is coupled with a fully functional jsFiddle and it is formatted around minimal words and maximal code snippets.


It’s certainly okay to self-promote. I downloaded your first ebook and plan to buy the rest once I finish. Good stuff!


@toranb I’ll check it out tomorrow. It looks like it was well received. Hitting your bandwidth caps is a good sign. :wink:


Rob Conery just wrote a good introductory article about Ember.js.


I’ve started doing a series of “zero to hero” kinda videos (kinda like screencasts, but all the crappy boring bits cut out) … on how to make web sites. Part of that is using Ember. I’ve done the first four… if there’s interest enough (follow the link and like it to show your interest) then I’ll definitely post the first introductory one so you can see the style and hopefully it’s something you’d like to see more of :slight_smile:

This would help absolute beginners in Ember because it starts before Ember - it begins with building simple sites and only introduces templating and Javascript when the rest are established. It’s presented as a series of tiny, easily consumable chunks that almost don’t feel like learning (kind of like wathing TV).

There are some interesting ideas about education in general that I use, you’ll find… (it’s gotta be memorable, fun, entertaining and use anything it can to stick in your mind, for example. Also, there should be two phases: first “listening/absorbing” and only then “talking/creating” if you get my drift), and some specific ideas about technology learning in general.

It strikes me that as programmers and consumers of technology in general, we should spend more time seeing more examples of things (learn to walk before we run) because that’s the proper way to do things. We need consume a lot of good quality stories before we can start to write our own good quality stories, and in a similar fashion one needs to be exposed to lots of examples of something before one can get a really good feel for building one’s own examples (ie a set of many great examples to allow the learner to construct an accurate model fo the way things are that corresponds quite closely to reality).

I’m a big advocate of example driven learning, which is very similar to test driven development in a way.

I’d absolutely love to have enough interest to do more of these and to release them to the public if people are keen… :slight_smile: <3