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Meteor vs webapp2: What are the differences?

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; webapp2: Lightweight Python web framework compatible with Google App Engine’s webapp. webapp2 is a simple. it follows the simplicity of webapp, but improves it in some ways: it adds better URI routing and exception handling, a full featured response object and a more flexible dispatching mechanism.

Meteor and webapp2 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, webapp2 provides the following key features:

  • Compatible with webapp
  • Compatible with latest WebOb
  • Full-featured response object

Meteor is an open source tool with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Meteor's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 webapp2?

webapp2 is a simple. it follows the simplicity of webapp, but improves it in some ways: it adds better URI routing and exception handling, a full featured response object and a more flexible dispatching mechanism.
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      What are some alternatives to Meteor and webapp2?
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      It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
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      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.
      ASP.NET
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      Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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      Decisions about Meteor and webapp2
      Meteor
      Meteor
      Node.js
      Node.js

      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’s responsibilities, continued as we broke out numerous more microservices.

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

      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’ll never forget hacking away at building a new microservice to relieve the load on the system so that we’d stop getting paged every 30-40 minutes. Luckily, we’ve 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’t 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 Meteor and webapp2
      Avatar of MichelFloyd
      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 Meteor and webapp2
      Avatar of cloak.ly
      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.

      Avatar of ShareThis
      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

      Avatar of Giftstarter
      Giftstarter uses MeteorMeteor

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

      Avatar of Hooked
      Hooked uses MeteorMeteor

      Hooked is built with Meteor as the primary application framework.

      Avatar of IVS
      IVS uses MeteorMeteor

      Typical buzz tech. Nothing practical in here.

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