This is the journal of John McDowall, a veteran freelance programmer, musician, photographer and designer. He writes and works remotely from a wooden house on a small island off the coast of Vancouver, Canada.
I was using a Rake task that I had seen Ivan Vanderbyl using to update the Ember source files to whatever was the latest available. It assumed you were using the ember-rails gem and it would pull down the repos necessary, build the projects, and place the compilation results in the vendor directory so that the asset pipeline would pick them up.
Since the Ember team put some work into getting builds served up from S3, the process of getting the latest code has become super simple. All you need is this Rake task in your lib/tasks folder and away you go:
Now you can simply say rake ember:update and if you’re using the ember-rails gem, you’ll get the latest builds in no time at all.