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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 Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Meteor is an open source tool with 42.7K GitHub stars and 5.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Meteor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Meteor?

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

Developers
1413 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 18 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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Open source
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Hot code pushes
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Live page updates
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Latency compensation
39
Ultra-simple development environment
29
Smart Packages
28
Real time awesome
23
Great for beginners
22
Direct Cordova integration
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Better than Rails
15
Less moving parts
13
It's just amazing
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Blaze
8
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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Easy deployment
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Coding Speed
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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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Community
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One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
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AngularJS Integration
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Easy yet powerful
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Real time
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Friendly to use
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High quality, very few bugs
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Easy Setup
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Free
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Nosql
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Stack available on Codeanywhere
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Hookie friendly
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 · 238.4K 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.
See all alternatives

Meteor's Followers
1669 developers follow Meteor to keep up with related blogs and decisions.