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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 Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Meteor is an open source tool with 42K GitHub stars and 5.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Meteor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Meteor?

Companies
311 companies reportedly use Meteor in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Shelf, and Rocket.Chat.

Developers
1340 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 17 tools that integrate with Meteor.
Public Decisions about Meteor

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

As Mixmax began to scale super quickly, with more and more customers joining the platform, we started to see that the Meteor app was still having a lot of trouble scaling due to how it tried to provide its reactivity layer. To be honest, this led to a brutal summer of playing Galaxy container whack-a-mole as containers would saturate their CPU and become unresponsive. I’ll never forget hacking away at building a new microservice to relieve the load on the system so that we’d stop getting paged every 30-40 minutes. Luckily, we’ve never had to do that again! After stabilizing the system, we had to build out two more microservices to provide the necessary reactivity and authentication layers as we rebuilt our Meteor app from the ground up in Node.js. This also had the added benefit of being able to deploy the entire application in the same AWS VPCs. Thankfully, AWS had also released their ALB product so that we didn’t have to build and maintain our own websocket layer in Amazon EC2. All of our microservices, except for one special Go one, are now in Node with an nginx frontend on each instance, all behind AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) or ALBs running in AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

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Lucas Litton
Director of Strategy at DigitalSignal · | 12 upvotes · 45.5K 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 2
It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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Meteor's Followers
1512 developers follow Meteor to keep up with related blogs and decisions.