Using With Ember Data
The current version of Ember Data is included with Ember CLI.
Ember Data has undergone some major reboots, drastically simplifying it and making it easier to use with the Ember resolver. Here’s some tips for using it within Ember CLI.
To use ember-cli without Ember Data remove the dependency from package.json (the same applies for ic-ajax)
npm rm ember-data --save-dev
Models are critical in any dynamic web application. Ember Data makes making models extremely easy.
For example, we can create a
todo model like so:
Note, that filenames should be all lowercase and dasherized - this is used by the Resolver automatically.
Adapters & Serializers
Ember Data makes heavy use of per-type adapters and serializers. These objects can be resolved like any other.
Adapters can be placed at
And its serializer can be placed in
Application-level (default) adapters and serializers should be named
Ember CLI comes with an http-mock generator which is preferred to fixtures for development. Mocks have several advantages over fixtures, a primary one being that they interact with your application’s adapters. Since you’ll eventually be hooking your app up to a live API, it’s wise to be testing your adapters from the onset.
To create a mock for a
posts API endpoint, use
A basic ExpressJS server will be scaffolded for
your endpoint under
/your-app/server/mocks/posts.js. Once you add the
appropriate JSON response, you’re ready to go. The next time you run
ember server, your new mock server will be listening for any API requests
from your Ember app.
Note: Mocks are just for development. The entire
/serverdirectory will be ignored during
If you decide to use fixtures instead of mocks, you’ll need to use
reopenClass within your model class definitions. First, create a fixture
adapter, either for a single model or your entire application:
Then add fixture data to your model class:
Your Ember app’s API requests will now use your fixture data.