Chapter 5. Bringing home the bacon—interfacing with the server side using Ember Data

This chapter covers

  • An introduction to Ember Data and core concepts
  • Using Ember Data models and model associations
  • Using the built-in RESTAdapter to interface with your server
  • Customizing the RESTAdapter

Distilled down to a single statement, Ember Data is the Object Relational Mapping framework for the web. Ember Data lets you interact with your server side in a straightforward and intuitive manner, while keeping the required code to a minimum. If you can also customize the format that your server provides its data in, you’ll be up and running on your client side with a minimal amount of code.

But not everyone can adapt the back-end application to fit ...

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