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Anthony c20,907 Points
Is HTMLbars drastically different than Handlebars?
I'm taking the Ember class now. I just read that Ember now uses HTMLbars instead of handlebars.... will this be a major issue?
Where can I learn about HTMLbars?
There's good news and bad news. The good news: HTMLbars is not too very much different from Handlebars.
The bad news: Ember.js 1.12 is VERY different than 1.7ish (what's covered in the treehouse class)
I took the Ember.js class, and beyond the MVVM basics, it was not very useful. I would recommend looking at newer tutorials. there's one at http://thetechcofounder.com/getting-started-with-ember-js-using-ember-cli/ which is not outdated as of early June, 2015. There is also a book Ember-cli-101, iirc. It is supposed to be updated through at least Ember 2.0.
Ember.js is super cool, but is still very young and is developing and changing rapidly. I have some sincere hope that it will settle down once 2.0 is released. (supposed to be later this summer)