A Beginners Guide To MeteorJs
MeteorJs is rapidly becoming popular among developers because of its speed and easiness. MeteorJs has some unique features that make it prominent among other frameworks. Some of them are listed below:
1) Installing Meteor
You can install the latest version of MeteorJs by using the following command on OS X or Linux.
curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh
2) Setting up your environment
Once you have installed Meteor, you can create its own application by:
meteor create myapp cd myapp
You can start up your local web server immediately with the following command
Once Meteor starts running, every time you save changes in your project, web pages that are viewing your application will automatically update that changes. It is a key feature of Meteorjs, called as latency compensation. We don’t have to refresh our pages again and again.
After creating your application, you have a local MongoDB working until the server is running. You can connect directly to the db using the following command line.
3) You can develop with just one language.
4) User account support
Setting up user accounts is one of the attractive features associated with MeteorJs; you can add support for a variety of common user account systems with single line of command.
meteor add accounts-ui meteor add accounts facebook meteor add accounts twitter meteor add accounts gmail
Then in a template:
The interface itself lets you to setup the app tokens for facebook, gmail, or other oauth services
5) Database Everywhere
Meteor comes with a version of MongoDB which works in both the server and the client. On the server side, it will work in normal way, but on the client side, it is more of a pseudo-database. It means Meteor has custom database in the memory of the client by an API which mimics the Mongo API. This allows you to send subsets of data. It will improve the security and speed as you only need to publish the required information on the server
6) Installing dependencies
Meteor has many useful packages. You’ll see installed packages listed in the .meteor/packages file. You can install dependencies with single line of command as like the following
meteor add markdown meteor add spiderable
This first package lets you use Markdown in your templates and the second makes all pages crawlable by search engines.
Installing packages with NPM is fantastic, but with Meteor it is even easier (without creating a package.json file).
Iron router is the routing package for Meteor. It supports both client and server side routes. It also support different views with yields, hooks,subscription management and plugins .
8) Deploying is simple
Deploying is used to be a hassle for developers but Meteor makes it extremely easy to stage.
meteor deploy myapp.meteor.com
It gives you a working copy of your app at http://myapp.meteor.com. If you want to deploy on another server, Meteor Up makes it very easy and Modulus is another great solution.