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Meteor Design Patterns

By : Marcelo Reyna
Book Image

Meteor Design Patterns

By: Marcelo Reyna

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Template-level subscriptions

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.

Setting up products for the online shop

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 directory:

# /globals/lib/collections/products/
@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 this...