EmberJS Managing Dependencies - EmberJS

How to manage EmberJS Dependencies?

NPM and Bower are used to manage dependencies as defined in package.json for NPM and bower.json for Bower. However you can install SASS for your style sheets that were not installed by Ember in the development of Ember app. To complete this process you can use the Ember Addons for sharing the reusable libraries. To install any CSS framework or JavaScript datepicker dependencies then you can use the Bower package manager.

What are Addons?

The Ember CLI is created to install the Ember Addons by using the following command –
Then the ember install command will save all the dependencies related to the configuration file.

What is a Bower?

Bower is a package manager used to manage the components of HTML, CSS, JavaScript or image files in web. It is used to maintain and monitor the related packages and checks if any new updates. It uses the configuration file bower.json to maintain all applications at one place under the root of the Ember CLI project.
You can install the project dependencies by using the following command –

What are Assets?

Use Assets to place the third-party JavaScript in the vendor/ folder of your project which cannot available as an Addon or Bower package and place the own assets like robots.txt, favicon, etc. in the public/ folder of your project. You can use the manifest file ember-cli-build.js where the dependencies which cannot be installed by Ember in the process of developing the Ember app.

What are AMD JavaScript modules?

Use the asset path as the first argument and you can also use the list of modules and exports as the second argument. As mentioned below you can include these assets in the ember-cli-build.js manifest file as –

What are Environment Specific Assets?

You can use different assets in different environments by defining object as first parameter in an environment name and use the the value of an object as asset in that environment. In the ember-cli-build.jsmanifest file, you can include as –

What are Other Assets?

After placing the all assets in the public/ folder, then they will be copied to dist/ directory. Otherwise if you copy a favicon at the public/images/favicon.ico folder, then it will be copied to the dist/images/favicon.ico directory. You can add the third-party assets manually in the vendor/ folder or else you can use the Bower package manager via the import() option. Make sure that the assets which cannot be added by using the import()option, will not be present in the final build.
Let’s see the following line of code to import the assets into the dist/ folder.
The above mentioned line of code creates a font file in dist/font-awesome/fonts/fontawesomewebfont.ttf. You can also place the above file at a different path as shown below –
It will copy the font file in dist/assets/fontawesome-webfont.ttf.

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