Drupal on Fire: Ember, JSON API, and Decoupled Drupal 8

The Ember community describes its flagship framework as an "SDK for the web." Why has Ember captured the imagination of so many front-end developers involved in building single-page applications? Ember is an opinionated JavaScript framework which values convention over configuration — that is, a common set of practices rather than explicit settings.

For this reason, Ember has significant advantages over other common JavaScript frameworks due to its large extent of standardization, including a codified directory structure for all applications (simplifying on-boarding) and a clear and interoperable approach to templating. Ember is a prime candidate to develop Drupal-backed JavaScript applications due to its reach, its coverage, and its ease of use.

Join Preston So in this webinar, as we explore:

  • The inner workings of Ember
  • Foundational concepts of Ember's ecosystem
  • How to decouple Drupal with an Ember front end
  • What the future could bring in terms of more Ember within Drupal
Watch the recorded webinar

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016


1:00 PM EST



Preston So, Acquia

Preston So

Former Director of Research and Innovation Acquia

Preston So has been a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, and a Drupal developer since 2007. As Former Director of Research and Innovation at Acquia, Preston lead Acquia Labs and new open-source and research initiatives. Previously, he managed the Entertainment Weekly website, led its development team at Time Inc., co-founded the Southern Colorado Drupal User Group (est. 2008), and operated an award-winning web and print design studio. Preston has presented at conferences on four continents and in multiple languages about diverse topics such as decoupled Drupal, responsive design, front-end development, and user experience. 

"Working at Acquia allowed me to contribute back to an open source community I love deeply," he said.