This pattern attaches the
Meteor.subscribe functions to templates. The key advantage of subscribing from the template is the ability to isolate the template and know that it still works when it is rendered.
Many Meteor developers attach their subscription methods to their routes. This means that the template will only render with the correct data at that particular route.
With this pattern, we will be able to reuse templates anywhere without worrying about data.
Let's start by setting up a
Products collection in MongoDB for our
online_shop project. In Chapter 1, Getting Started with Meteor we learned that we need to place this definition under the
# /globals/lib/collections/products/products.coffee @Products = new Mongo.Collection "products" # fields: # name # description # sku
It's important to note that we are adding
@ at the beginning of the
Products variable. This compiles into