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To the developers out there – Be ready to get hit by the Meteor

July 13th, 2015

Meteor JS Open Source

Every script developers know that Node.js is considered as one of the most valuable and useful JavaScripts ever. But, now it’s time to evolve to a new javascript called Meteor which was developed and derived from Node.js.

What is a meteor?

Meteor? A stone from the outer space?

Not exactly. Meteor is an open source javascript framework/platform used to develop real-time web application. But, it sure to hit the javascript development and web development community. Meteor is getting so popular because of its cross-platform code production i.e., it produces web, Android and iOS code.

What else? It connects/integrates with the MongoDB, a cross-platform document-oriented database and also uses the Distributed Data Protocol (DDP) and a messaging platform called publish-subscribe to automatically transfer data to client in real time resulting that they would not require any developer to code any sync program.

Why meteor?

Meteor interface is considered to have a modern user interface that is browser and mobile friendly. The responsive is seamlessly stunning as many would say that it is ultra responsive saving many people’s lunch and other break times.

Meteor
It operates on a reactive programming model that comes all the way from the database that results in shrinking the 1000 line code to only ten lines. And the most important thing to consider in Meteor is that it consists of isomorphic APIs which means one language everywhere. Meteor is said to be a unified tool i.e. a build tool that allows you build all parts of your application.

You are about to see a Meteor hit. Know why?

Meteor is

  • Completely open source
  • Flexible
  • Neatly and professionally maintained
  • Secure
  • Interoperable

What popular people/developers say about the Meteor?

Meteor was initially launched at the end of 2011, and it was named as Skybreak. Later they acquired Y Combinator alum FathomDB and was named as Meteor. A stable version of Meteor was released on first of April 2015.

Meteor has been in radar since mid-2014, and many loved being a Meteor developer. Here are some proof of how Meteor is performing since then.

  • “Meteor is what we should have built in 1994 at Netscape.”, says Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape.
  • “I want to focus on building applications and not on boiler plate or building technology. The Meteor development experience is very liberating to me.” – Stephen Cannon, Signwaive
  • “Thank you for providing such an amazing and powerful framework for web development. Because of Meteor, we could shrink our launch time by a factor of 10. Development experience was simply superb.” Amit Gupta, Survey42
  • Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana said. “This is great! Definitely something the industry needs right now.”

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