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Meteor

An ultra-simple, database-everywhere, data-on-the-wire, pure-Javascript web framework
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What is Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.
Meteor is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.
Meteor is an open source tool with 44.1K GitHub stars and 5.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Meteor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Meteor?

Companies
321 companies reportedly use Meteor in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Shelf, and Deloitte.

Developers
1492 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Meteor.

Meteor Integrations

Node.js, React, MongoDB, AngularJS, and WebStorm are some of the popular tools that integrate with Meteor. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Meteor.
Pros of Meteor
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Real-time
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Full stack, one language
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Best app dev platform available today
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Data synchronization
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Javascript
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Focus on your product not the plumbing
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Hot code pushes
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Open source
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Live page updates
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Latency compensation
39
Ultra-simple development environment
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Real time awesome
29
Smart Packages
23
Great for beginners
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Direct Cordova integration
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Better than Rails
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Less moving parts
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It's just amazing
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Blaze
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Great community support
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Plugins for everything
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One command spits out android and ios ready apps.
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It just works
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0 to Production in no time
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Coding Speed
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Easy deployment
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Is Agile in development hybrid(mobile/web)
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You can grok it in a day. No ng nonsense
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Easy yet powerful
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AngularJS Integration
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One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
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Community
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Easy Setup
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Free
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Nosql
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Hookie friendly
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High quality, very few bugs
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Stack available on Codeanywhere
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Real time
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Friendly to use
Decisions about Meteor

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Meteor in their tech stack.

Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 13 upvotes · 549.3K views

Next.js is probably the most enjoyable React framework our team could have picked. The development is an extremely smooth process, the file structure is beautiful and organized, and the speed is no joke. Our work with Next.js comes out much faster than if it was built on pure React or frameworks alike. We were previously developing all of our projects in Meteor before making the switch. We left Meteor due to the slow compiler and website speed. We deploy all of our Next.js projects on Vercel.

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Meteor's Features

  • Pure JavaScript
  • Live page updates
  • Clean, powerful data synchronization
  • Latency compensation
  • Hot Code Pushes
  • Sensitive code runs in a privileged environment
  • Fully self-contained application bundles
  • Interoperability
  • Smart Packages

Meteor Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Meteor?
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Angular
It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
See all alternatives

Meteor's Followers
1835 developers follow Meteor to keep up with related blogs and decisions.