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A codemod-cli project for converting Ember objects to es6 native classes
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Codemods for transforming ember app code to native ES6 class syntax with decorators


yarn global add ember-es6-class-codemod


The Ember ES6 codemods can be run using the following command

ember-es6-class-codemod ember-object [OPTIONS] path/of/files/ or/some**/*glob.js

The codemods accept the following options:

Option Value Default Details
--class-fields boolean true Enable/disable transformation using class fields
--decorators boolean false Enable/disable transformation using decorators
--type String Empty (match all types in path) Apply transformation to only passed type. The type can be one of services, routes, components, controllers
--runtime-config-path File path Empty Transformation using runtime configuration from the path

Class Fields

Class fields are currently defined as a stage 3 proposal in the ECMA TC39 process. As such, they are added as a configurable option in the transforms, enabled by default. If set to false, it will NOT transform the object properties to class fields but instead error out.

For example, the below declaration

const Foo = EmberObject.extend({
 prop: "defaultValue",

Will be transformed to

class Foo extends EmberObject {
 prop = "defaultValue";


Decorators are currently a stage 2 proposal in the ECMA TC39 process. They are added as a configurable option in the transforms. If set to true, it will transform the object's properties to decorators wherever required.

For example, the below declaration

import { inject as service } from "@ember/service";
const Foo = EmberObject.extend({
 b: service("store"),

Will be transformed to

import { service } from "@ember-decorators/service";
class Foo extends EmberObject {

Note The decorators support is not built in inside Ember. Decorators support requires the use of the ember-decorators addon and should be added as dependency to your application. The codemod takes care of importing required decorators from the ember-decorators addon.


The option type can be used to further target transforms to a particular type of ember object within the application or addon. The types can be any of the following:

Type Option
Services --type=services
Routes --type=routes
Components --type=components
Controllers --type=controllers

The path of the file being transformed is matched against the glob pattern of the type to determine whether to run the specific transforms.

If a type is not provided, the codemods will run against all the types in the path provided.

Runtime Config Path

As per conventional codemods, the code is converted from one API to another by statically analyzing patterns within it. While this works well most of the time, there are cases that can only be analyzed at runtime to determine the full shape of the code to transform. For example, if we need to determine the class hierarchy, it is not possible with static analysis to determine the parent classes and their properties.

The codemods are designed with runtime data as input to correctly transform the code. For each file currently being transformed, the codemods need a configuration file, which will provide additional metadata about the properties of the ember object.

The runtime config path must point to a JSON file containing runtime data of the format:

  data: [{
     "/absolute/file/path": {
        "computedProperties": ['computedProp1', ...],
        "observedProperties": ['observedProp1', ...],
        "observerProperties": {
          "observerProp1": ["prop1", "prop2", ...]
        "offProperties": {
          "offProp": ["prop3", ...]
        "overriddenActions": ["overriddenAction1", ...],
        "overriddenProperties": ["overriddenProp1"],
        "ownProperties": ["prop1", ...],
        "type": "Component|Route|Controller|EmberObject",
        "unobservedProperties": {
          "unobservedProp1": ["prop1", ...]

How to get this runtime data from an ember application

There are tools available which provide various ways of extracting runtime data. The following are examples:

A dyfactor plugin has been developed to extract runtime data from an ember application. However any tool which provide the runtime data with the expected format can be used with these codemods.


The codemods log execution information in the codemods.log file in the current directory from where the codemods are being executed. Specifically, details such as failures and reasons for failures, are logged. This would be the recommended starting point for debugging issues related to these codemods.

Unsupported Types

While the codemods transforms all types of ember objects, it does not support transformation of

  • ember-data entities for example DS.Model, DS.Adapter etc
  • Mixins
  • Ember Object having a property with ObjectExpression as value (actions and queryParams are exception) See eslint-plugin-ember/avoid-leaking-state-in-ember-objects for more details.
  • Ember object having property with meta or property modifiers

More Transform Examples



  • clone the repo
  • change into the repo directory
  • yarn

Running Tests

  • yarn test

Update Documentation

  • yarn update-docs
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