The case for embeddable Ember
In this post I'm proposing some improvements for Ember in an important, but often overlooked use case: embedding Ember components in non-Ember applications. Ember is great for brand new web applications. But what story do we tell for existing apps that are looking to transition to Ember?
Consider a single page application that started in 2016 that uses React and webpack. There's already support for pulling in ES modules and rolling them into the production bundle. However, the team has heard about the many tooling improvements to Ember and wants to experiment shipping a small component in this existing React app. However, because the app uses a client-side router, there needs to be a mechanism to load the Ember app and render into a div without resorting to an iframe.