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Meteor vs Next.js: What are the differences?

Developers describe Meteor 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. On the other hand, Next.js is detailed as "*A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *". Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Meteor and Next.js can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Some of the features offered by Meteor are:

  • Pure JavaScript
  • Live page updates
  • Clean, powerful data synchronization

On the other hand, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Real-time" is the top reason why over 244 developers like Meteor, while over 9 developers mention "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" as the leading cause for choosing Next.js.

Meteor and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Next.js with 38.7K GitHub stars and 4.69K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Meteor has a broader approval, being mentioned in 195 company stacks & 156 developers stacks; compared to Next.js, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 69 developer stacks.

Decisions about Meteor and Next.js

We choose Next.js for our React framework because it's very minimal and has a very organized file structure. Also, it offers key features like zero setups, automatic server rendering and code splitting, typescript support. Our app requires some loading time to process the video, server-side rendering will allow our website to display faster than client-side rending.

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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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Pros of Meteor
Pros of Next.js
  • 249
    Real-time
  • 197
    Full stack, one language
  • 181
    Best app dev platform available today
  • 152
    Data synchronization
  • 151
    Javascript
  • 117
    Focus on your product not the plumbing
  • 106
    Open source
  • 105
    Hot code pushes
  • 100
    Live page updates
  • 92
    Latency compensation
  • 38
    Ultra-simple development environment
  • 29
    Smart Packages
  • 28
    Real time awesome
  • 23
    Great for beginners
  • 22
    Direct Cordova integration
  • 16
    Better than Rails
  • 15
    Less moving parts
  • 13
    It's just amazing
  • 10
    Blaze
  • 8
    Plugins for everything
  • 8
    Great community support
  • 6
    One command spits out android and ios ready apps.
  • 5
    It just works
  • 5
    0 to Production in no time
  • 4
    Coding Speed
  • 4
    Is Agile in development hybrid(mobile/web)
  • 4
    You can grok it in a day. No ng nonsense
  • 4
    Easy deployment
  • 2
    One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
  • 2
    Easy yet powerful
  • 2
    AngularJS Integration
  • 1
    Friendly to use
  • 1
    Stack available on Codeanywhere
  • 1
    Real time
  • 1
    High quality, very few bugs
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Nosql
  • 1
    Hookie friendly
  • 1
    Community
  • 26
    Automatic server rendering and code splitting
  • 21
    Built with React
  • 19
    Easy setup
  • 16
    Zero setup
  • 16
    Universal JavaScript
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    TypeScript
  • 8
    Static site generator
  • 6
    Simple deployment
  • 6
    Frictionless development
  • 6
    Just JavaScript
  • 5
    Isomorphic React applications
  • 5
    Incremental static regeneration
  • 5
    Filesystem as an API
  • 4
    Testing
  • 4
    Everything is a function
  • 3
    Well Documented
  • 2
    Has many examples and integrations

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Cons of Meteor
Cons of Next.js
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    Hard to debug issues on the server-side
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    Heavily CPU bound
  • 3
    Does not scale well
  • 2
    Structure is weak compared to Angular(2+)

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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.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

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What are some alternatives to Meteor and Next.js?
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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