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JHipster vs Meteor: What are the differences?

Developers describe JHipster as "An Open Source application generator". It is a free and open-source application generator used to quickly develop modern web applications and Microservices using Spring Boot + Angular / React / Vue. On the other hand, Meteor is detailed as "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.

JHipster and Meteor can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

JHipster and Meteor are both open source tools. It seems that Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than JHipster with 14.1K GitHub stars and 2.88K GitHub forks.

Accenture, Rocket.Chat, and FashionUnited are some of the popular companies that use Meteor, whereas JHipster is used by Logo Yazilim, apside, and CSB. Meteor has a broader approval, being mentioned in 195 company stacks & 157 developers stacks; compared to JHipster, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about JHipster and Meteor
Lucas Litton
Director of Strategy at DigitalSignal · | 13 upvotes · 157.2K 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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This basically came down to two things: performance on compute-heavy tasks and a need for good tooling. We used to have a Meteor based Node.js application which worked great for RAD and getting a working prototype in a short time, but we felt pains trying to scale it, especially when doing anything involving crunching data, which Node sucks at. We also had bad experience with tooling support for doing large scale refactorings in Javascript compared to the best-in-class tools available for Java (IntelliJ). Given the heavy domain and very involved logic we wanted good tooling support to be able to do great refactorings that are just not possible in Javascript. Java is an old warhorse, but it performs fantastically and we have not regretted going down this route, avoiding "enterprise" smells and going as lightweight as we can, using Jdbi instead of Persistence API, a homegrown Actor Model library for massive concurrency, etc ...

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Pros of JHipster
Pros of Meteor
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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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      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
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      Ultra-simple development environment
    • 29
      Smart Packages
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      Real time awesome
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      Great for beginners
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      Direct Cordova integration
    • 16
      Better than Rails
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      Less moving parts
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      It's just amazing
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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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      Is Agile in development hybrid(mobile/web)
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      Easy deployment
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      Coding Speed
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      You can grok it in a day. No ng nonsense
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      AngularJS Integration
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      Easy yet powerful
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      One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
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      High quality, very few bugs
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      Easy Setup
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      Hookie friendly
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      Friendly to use
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      Stack available on Codeanywhere
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      Real time

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    Cons of JHipster
    Cons of Meteor
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        Heavily CPU bound
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        Hard to debug issues on the server-side
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        Does not scale well

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      What is JHipster?

      It is a free and open-source application generator used to quickly develop modern web applications and Microservices using Spring Boot + Angular / React / Vue.

      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 JHipster and Meteor?
      Spring Boot
      Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
      Grails is a framework used to build web applications with the Groovy programming language. The core framework is very extensible and there are numerous plugins available that provide easy integration of add-on features.
      Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
      Yeoman is a robust and opinionated set of tools, libraries, and a workflow that can help developers quickly build beautiful, compelling web apps. It is comprised of yo - a scaffolding tool using our generator system, grunt - a task runner for your build process and bower for dependency management.
      CUBA Platform
      It is a high-level open-source Java web framework for the rapid development of enterprise applications. The platform abstracts developers from underlying technologies so they can focus on the business tasks, whilst retaining full flexibility by providing unrestricted access to low-level code. Applications are developed in Java, with the user interface declared in XML. A rich set of features covers most typical project requirements and development tools reduce boilerplate code and facilitate truly rapid development.
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      Reviews of JHipster and Meteor
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      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 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 of

      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 of

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

      Review of

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

      How developers use JHipster and Meteor uses

      Without Meteor 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.

      ShareThis uses

      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

      Giftstarter uses

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

      Hooked uses

      Hooked is built with Meteor as the primary application framework.

      IVS uses

      Typical buzz tech. Nothing practical in here.