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Ember.js vs Meteor: What are the differences?

What is Ember.js? A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web apps. Ember.js is a JavaScript framework that does all of the heavy lifting that you'd normally have to do by hand. There are tasks that are common to every web app; Ember.js does those things for you, so you can focus on building killer features and UI.

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

Ember.js and Meteor are primarily classified as "Javascript MVC Frameworks" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

"Elegant", "Quick to develop" and "Great mvc" are the key factors why developers consider Ember.js; whereas "Real-time", "Full stack, one language" and "Best app dev platform available today" are the primary reasons why Meteor is favored.

Ember.js and Meteor are both open source tools. Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ember.js with 21.1K GitHub stars and 4.17K GitHub forks.

DigitalOcean, Twitch, and Square are some of the popular companies that use Ember.js, whereas Meteor is used by Rocket.Chat, FashionUnited, and Hazeorid. Ember.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 293 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to Meteor, which is listed in 195 company stacks and 156 developer stacks.

What is Ember.js?

A JavaScript framework that does all of the heavy lifting that you'd normally have to do by hand. There are tasks that are common to every web app; It does those things for you, so you can focus on building killer features and UI.

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.
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What are some alternatives to Ember.js and Meteor?
Vue.js
It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
Backbone.js
Backbone supplies structure to JavaScript-heavy applications by providing models key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing application over a RESTful JSON interface.
Angular 2
Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
Aurelia
Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.
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Decisions about Ember.js and Meteor
Node.js
Node.js
Meteor
Meteor

Mixmax was originally built using Meteor as a single monolithic app. As more users began to onboard, we started noticing scaling issues, and so we broke out our first microservice: our Compose service, for writing emails and Sequences, was born as a Node.js service. Soon after that, we broke out all recipient searching and storage functionality to another Node.js microservice, our Contacts service. This practice of breaking out microservices in order to help our system more appropriately scale, by being more explicit about each microservice鈥檚 responsibilities, continued as we broke out numerous more microservices.

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
nginx
nginx
Go
Go
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2
Node.js
Node.js
Meteor
Meteor
Mixmax
Mixmax

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鈥檒l never forget hacking away at building a new microservice to relieve the load on the system so that we鈥檇 stop getting paged every 30-40 minutes. Luckily, we鈥檝e 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鈥檛 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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Reviews of Ember.js and Meteor
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Founder at cloak.ly
Review ofMeteorMeteor

I discovered Meteor thanks to my daughter who used it for a project at MIT. I was amazed at how much she had built in such a short time. I had also been trying to figure out how to build a browser-based crypto app so I jumped into Meteor and had an MVP for cloak.ly in a few short months starting from nothing. Learning Meteor really alters what you perceive as easy and difficult in full-stack development. It has an amazing ability to simplify your thinking and your code. Community support in terms of packages is outstanding as well which saves tremendous time. The quality of the software is outstanding with very few regressions cropping up during their frequent releases.

Being at the bleeding edge of the js community does have its downsides however. While early Meteor (with Blaze/handlebars templates) was exceedingly simple, Meteor have had to introduce support for both angular and react. In combination with the move to ECMAscript this has resulted in a lot of work for developers to just keep up with the evolution of the platform. Someone who was an expert 6 months ago might quickly find themselves being a newb again. If you're someone who doesn't like change you may want to stick to jQuery.

Living in the bay area I have the luxury of being able to attend Meteor events frequently. Having met many members of the MDG team, I have tremendous confidence in the future of the platform. This is a very solid group with a rare combination of broad vision and excellent execution.

Review ofMeteorMeteor

Meteor is my favorite framework. It makes everything fun. Syncing data across devices is really easy and you don't have to mess around with sockets at all. You can insert data into the database on the client. There's tons of security options. There's over 3000 packages on the packaging system. Instant iOS and Android apps. Amazing, reactive routing. Free hosting. Easy deployment with Meteor Up. What's not to like?

Review ofMeteorMeteor

Meteor is so powerful and flexible. I love it. In the near future, it will be the top-used framework.

Review ofMeteorMeteor

We have gone "all in" on Meteor and I recommend you do to.

How developers use Ember.js and Meteor
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cloak.ly uses MeteorMeteor

Without Meteor cloak.ly could not have been built as quickly by such a small team. Meteor was instrumental to getting an MVP up quickly and dealing with the complexities of browser-based encryption.

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ShareThis uses MeteorMeteor

Built on Node.js, Meteor's real time reactivity and its wide package ecosystem allows us to quickly prototype and build apps in a lean way

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Onezino Gabriel uses Ember.jsEmber.js

Framework front-end utilizado para atingir alta produtividade e permitir organiza莽茫o por todo o projeto client web.

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brenoinojosa uses Ember.jsEmber.js

We're using a 100% Ember application in our main website, bytelore.com, after we decided to refactor it.

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itzMe uses Ember.jsEmber.js

Ember.js is the framework we have used to develop our front end applications in.

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olenderhub uses Ember.jsEmber.js

I have experience with Ember 1, 2 and 3 (3+ years experience - remotely work)

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Giftstarter uses MeteorMeteor

We would like to make magic with Meteor for the future of GiftStarter.

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Hooked uses MeteorMeteor

Hooked is built with Meteor as the primary application framework.

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IVS uses MeteorMeteor

Typical buzz tech. Nothing practical in here.

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Tongliang Liu uses Ember.jsEmber.js

Icon is so cute; so does the framework.

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