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Meteor vs Redux: 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, Redux is detailed as "Predictable state container for JavaScript apps". Redux helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. On top of that, it provides a great developer experience, such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.

Meteor and Redux are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "State Management Library" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Meteor are:

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

On the other hand, Redux provides the following key features:

  • Predictable state
  • Easy testing
  • Works with other view layers besides React

"Real-time", "Full stack, one language" and "Best app dev platform available today" are the key factors why developers consider Meteor; whereas "State is predictable", "Plays well with React and others" and "State stored in a single object tree" are the primary reasons why Redux is favored.

Meteor and Redux are both open source tools. It seems that Redux with 49.5K GitHub stars and 12.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K GitHub forks.

Instagram, Intuit, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use Redux, whereas Meteor is used by Accenture, Rocket.Chat, and FashionUnited. Redux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1036 company stacks & 836 developers stacks; compared to Meteor, which is listed in 195 company stacks and 157 developer stacks.

Decisions about Meteor and Redux
Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 13 upvotes · 225.6K 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 Meteor
Pros of Redux
  • 250
    Real-time
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    Full stack, one language
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    Best app dev platform available today
  • 153
    Data synchronization
  • 151
    Javascript
  • 117
    Focus on your product not the plumbing
  • 106
    Open source
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    Hot code pushes
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    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
    Great community support
  • 8
    Plugins for everything
  • 6
    One command spits out android and ios ready apps.
  • 5
    It just works
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    0 to Production in no time
  • 4
    Is Agile in development hybrid(mobile/web)
  • 4
    Easy deployment
  • 4
    Coding Speed
  • 4
    You can grok it in a day. No ng nonsense
  • 2
    AngularJS Integration
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    Easy yet powerful
  • 2
    One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
  • 1
    High quality, very few bugs
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Free
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    Nosql
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    Hookie friendly
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    Community
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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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    State is predictable
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    Plays well with React and others
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    State stored in a single object tree
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    Hot reloading out of the box
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    Allows for time travel
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    You can log everything
  • 10
    Great tutorial direct from the creator
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    Test without browser
  • 6
    Endorsed by the creator of Flux
  • 4
    Easy to debug
  • 2
    Granular updates
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    Blabla
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    Enforces one-way data flow

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Cons of Meteor
Cons of Redux
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    Hard to debug issues on the server-side
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    Heavily CPU bound
  • 4
    Does not scale well
  • 10
    Lots of boilerplate
  • 5
    Verbose
  • 4
    Design
  • 3
    Steep learning curve
  • 3
    Steeper learning curve than MobX
  • 3
    Steeper learning curve than RxJs

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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 Redux?

It helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native), and are easy to test. t provides a great experience, such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.

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