Ember CLI Addon for using AMD libraries
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The Ember loader is conflicting with the AMD loader. The Ember loader is not async and doesn't comply with the RequireJS or AMD specs.

This addon will:

  • Update the code generated by Ember to avoid conflicts with the AMD loader
  • Update the index.html:
    • load any pure AMD modules found in the code first using the AMD loader
    • load the Ember code as AMD modules (app and vendor)
    • reference the AMD modules inside the Ember loader

View it live using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.



  • git clone this repository
  • npm install


Install to your ember-cli application

  • ember install ember-cli-amd

Provide a list of packages that will be loaded via an AMD loader such as RequireJS or Dojo. You can also provide the source for the loader.

// use this in ember-cli-build.js
// Sample if using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript
var app = new EmberApp({
  amd : {
    // Specify the type of AMD loader. Either a CDN path or a local loader ('dojo' or 'requirejs')
    loader: 'https://js.arcgis.com/3.15/',
    // user defined AMD packages to search for in application
    packages: [
    // Required the AMD configuration file path relative to the project root.
    // The file will be copied to the output directory (./dist) and the configuration file
    // will be loaded before the loader is loaded. The configuration file must define the global variable used by the specific loader.
    // For dojo, the supported global variable name are `dojoConfig`, `djConfig` or `require`.
    // For requirejs, the global variable is called `require`.
    // Please refer to the documentation for the correct use of the configuration object.
    configPath: 'config/dojo-config.js',
    // If using a local loader ('dojo' or 'rquirejs'), the path to the AMD library must be provided.
    libraryPath: 'bower_components/amdlibrary',
    // When using a local loader, we will build the AMD module using requirejs into a single file
    // The following properties allow to control the build
    // Optional: it defaults to assets/built.js
    buildOutput: 'assets/built.js'
    // Optional: Will use RequireJS i18n to set the localization, default is 'en-us'
    locale: 'en-us',
    // Optional: Will create a dependencies.txt that will list all the AMD dependencies in the application, default is false
    outputDependencyList: true,
    // Optional, defaults to true. If `true` the amd-start and amd-config scripts will be inlined into index.html.
    // This saves xhrs during application boot, so unless you are generating your index.html file on the fly (i.e. from node or rails)
    // you should likely enable this.
    inline: true,
    // RequireJS build configuration options
    // Please refer to RequireJS docs for more information
    // http://requirejs.org/docs/optimization.html
    buildConfig: {
      include: [
      exclude: [
      paths: {
        'plugins/plugin': 'empty:'

If using ember-cli-content-security-policy, update this ENV object in config/environment.js to allow pulling in CDN resources such as with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

var ENV = {
  contentSecurityPolicy: {
    'default-src': "'none'",
    'script-src': "'self' 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline' http://js.arcgis.com/ https://js.arcgis.com/",
    'font-src': "'self'",
    'connect-src': "'self' http://services.arcgis.com/ http://services.arcgisonline.com/",
    'img-src': "'self' http://js.arcgis.com/",
    'style-src': "'self' 'unsafe-inline'",
    'media-src': "'self'"

Example using the CDN resources

// ember-cli-build.js
module.exports = function(defaults) {

  var app = new EmberApp(defaults, {
    amd :{
      loader: 'https://js.arcgis.com/3.15/',
      configPath: 'config/dojo-config.js',
      packages: [

  return app.toTree();
// config/dojo-config.js if using dojo
var dojoConfig = {
  async: true

Using a CDN for your application's assets

When using ember-cli-deploy it is common to deploy the assets of an ember application to a different location (cdn) from the index.html. The ember-cli-deploy documentation discusess how to use fingerprinting to prepend fully-qualified urls to the asset locations. As of v0.4.1 of ember-cli-amd these same options are applied to the AMD related scripts that are injected into the page, thus allowing this to work smoothly with ember-cli-deploy.


Running Tests

  • ember test
  • ember test --server


  • ember build


  • Up to version 0.4.9 Ember CLI 1.13.0 or greater.
  • Starting at version 1.0.0 Ember CLI 2.18.0 or greater.



Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.


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