Ember.js: Many new web developers haven’t even heard of it.
Ember was developed by a pair of programmers who decided to go for the gold: while the Angular team – well-funded by Google with a large group of developers – were busy developing their own framework, Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale were hunkering down, driven by the desire to create something new.
By late 2011, Ember.js made its official debut.
While Ember.js: The Documentary largely focuses on Katz and Dale, it also includes numerous interviews with both colleagues and the Ember community at large.
And, despite being eclipsed by “hotter” libraries and frameworks like React and Vue, Ember continues to survive in a field where front-end web tech is evolving at the speed of light. This is evidenced not only by the enthusiastic community behind Ember, but also Ember’s share of the market with companies ranging from Microsoft to Netflix to Heroku claiming it as their frontend framework of choice. That’s a big deal!
Ember was not a flash in the pan, and as Ember.js: The Documentary shows, the history of its development is perhaps just as compelling as its future.
The 25-minute Ember.js: The Documentary was produced by Honeypot and is free to watch on YouTube. If you want a glimpse into the startup development world; need motivation; or want to see some excellent technical insights discussed by Katz and Dale, check this one out.