Hello…I’m a product support engineer for a big data company…I’m mostly using C and bash all day long. I want to transition into more of a UX/UI front end dev position so I’ve been learning JS non-stop. I’ve gotten pretty deep in some projects with js but still very intermediate in skill. Could I still jump into Ember.js (as it looks pretty damn cool) without being a JS expert? My point is will Ember jacked up my JS ? I’ve heard from some friends who jumped from begginer JS to Jquery and they took a front end position with companies and then needed to do some serious JS work and they were lost. So just thought I’d ask the question.
I’ve been doing JS for about a decade, and working with Ember doesn’t draw on much of the arcane JS knowledge I’ve accumulated, it’s just not needed to be productive with Ember. Also bear in mind that Ember takes a huge investment to learn thoroughly, so it may not be the quickest way to get your new web skills into production.
With that said it does depend what you want to accomplish. If you’re building a little widget or animating part of a server generated page then Ember’s probably not what you want. If you want a client side app with URL support (multiple pages) then go for it.