I quite like using Ember CLI, but I always find it difficult to upgrade from one version of Ember CLI to the next. Specifically, it's a challenge to upgrade all of the dependencies in
ember init and then have to manually go through the diff between the new and old copies of
package.json. Oftentimes, there will be a small different in version numbers on dependencies like
ember-cli-sri that I will lose in the process. Or I will overwrite and lose a top-level dependency that I added myself.
This experience upgrading Ember CLI is in contrast with the experience of upgrading Ruby on Rails. In that case, I just increment the version number of the Rails Rubygem in
Gemfile. That links to all of the appropriate children dependencies, which are stored in
Gemfile.lock. I usually don't have to worry about the Rails gem's child dependencies -- it's only when there's a conflict within
Gemfile.lock that I'll look more closely.
Could this be possible with Ember CLI? Would it be possible to have just a
and then have NPM handle all the child dependencies?
Or perhaps this is functionality that Yarn can now provide through a
If my questions/suggestions are off base, please do let me know -- I'm mainly just wondering if it's possible to have the easy upgrade experience with Ember CLI that I now take for granted with Rails and Bundler.