I’m working on a new project using Ember 1.9 without Ember Data. Sure, ember-data is a powerful library and all that but after studying different adapters currently available I decided not to use it in production. There are other tools like Ember-Model, Ember-Orbit etc. but I decided to define my models by extending Ember.Object and write a thin layer on top of it (mixins, helpers etc.).
P.S detailed explanations, examples and online references are much appreciated! Thanks in advance