Beginning Meteor

By Aaron Gray , Josh Robinson

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Beginning Meteor guides you through building top-quality Web apps in a fraction of the time using an application platform built for the modern Web.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6836-9
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publishing October 7, 2015, but available now as part of the
    Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Meteor is a full stack application platform that makes it easy to build powerful, real time Web apps quickly. Beginning Meteor guides you through building top-quality Web apps in a fraction of the time using an application platform built for the modern web. This book takes you from installing the development environment all the way through deploying a live app, and everything in between. Beginning Meteor covers how to build a prototype app in days instead of weeks; how to take advantage of reactive templates; leverage the hundreds of Smart Packages available; and employ best practices and avoid common errors made by beginners. Meteor gives you the tools you need to build better apps faster.

Web apps have come a long way since the 1990s, but they still require a lot of time, specialized knowledge and complex setups. Beginning Meteor shows you a better way.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to create top-quality, real time, Web apps in a fraction of the time.
  • Use MiniMongo with MongoDB to display data as it changes in real time.
  • Add functionality by writing your own custom smart packages.
  • Learn to write tests for you app to ensure it functions as expected.
  • Avoid common beginner errors and code using best practices.
  • Use Atmosphere to locate smart packages created by the community and use them in your own site.

Who this book is for

Beginning Meteor is for the web developer familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript looking for a better way to quickly create modern Web apps. If you like to spend your time making your concept a working site, instead of tweaking server settings and dealing with backend systems, this book’s for you. Beginning Meteor is great for the developer wanting to enhance their skill- set and learn new tools.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Web Development Crash Course
  2. Getting Started with Meteor
  3. Using Spacebar Templates
  4. Reactive Programming and Routes
  5. Dealing with Data
  6. Accounts
  7. Security
  8. Mobile Apps
  9. Building Your Own Packages
  10. Hosting Your App


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