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Objects in Ember

You'll notice standard JavaScript class patterns and the new ES2015 classes aren't widely used in Ember. Plain objects can still be found, and sometimes they're referred to as "hashes".

JavaScript objects don't support the observation of property value changes. Consequently, if an object is going to participate in Ember's binding system you may see an Ember.Object instead of a plain object.

Ember.Object also provides a class system, supporting features like mixins and constructor methods. Some features in Ember's object model are not present in JavaScript classes or common patterns, but all are aligned as much as possible with the language and proposed additions.

Ember also extends the JavaScript Array prototype with its Ember.Enumerable interface to provide change observation for arrays.

Finally, Ember extends the String prototype with a few formatting and localization methods.