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Mastering MeteorJS Application Development

By : Arturas Lebedevas, Jebin BV
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Mastering MeteorJS Application Development

By: Arturas Lebedevas, Jebin BV

Overview of this book

The web is dead – applications now rule our online experiences. But how are you going to build them? Well, if you’ve been paying attention, you might already have tried your hand with MeteorJS, the JavaScript framework that helps you build complete full-stack web applications that are responsive and fast with ease. Mastering MeteorJS Application Development shows you how to do even more with MeteorJS – if you’re ready to try a comprehensive course through one of the most exciting frameworks in web development today, this is the book you need. Designed to take you through the entire process of building an advanced multipage application with Meteor, you’ll be able to bring your web development ideas with surprising ease. You’ll not only learn how Meteor makes web development easier, but also how you can make using Meteor easier, by automating and simplifying tasks so you can be confident you have full control of everything in your workflow – especially everything that could go wrong. From automated testing to integrating other useful frameworks such as Angular and D3, each chapter covers a crucial element in the Meteor development process. Discover how to integrate animations using Meteor’s Blaze, to give your UI designs the edge, and explore reactive programming to effectively harness RESTful systems in your projects. You will also learn how to deploy and scale your application, two crucial aspects of modern development and vital in a changing digital environment with users expecting a product and experience that delivers. With further insights on developing for mobile – and how Meteor can help you tackle the challenges of the trend – and details on incorporating SEO strategies into your application, this book isn’t just a code tutorial – it’s about creating a product that users love.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering MeteorJS Application Development
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Scaffolding in MeteorJS

As I have mentioned earlier, there is no built-in scaffolding in MeteorJS. However, there are tools that help us scaffold our application. Although there are a few tools to serve the purpose, we will look into iron-cli (, which is a scaffolding tool from the makers of the popular package iron-router. It is a Node.js module and is still growing; so, we have to watch out for the releases carefully. The iron-cli must be installed from NPM using the following command:

npm install -g iron-meteor

Let me tell you what exactly iron-cli does. It provides command-line utilities to scaffold. Instead of using MeteorJS commands directly such as meteor create myapp, we will use the iron-cli commands to generate the application. The iron-cli wraps the MeteorJS application inside it and provides us the ability to manage the application. Let's try it out.

After installing iron-meteor using the preceding NPM command, try iron help in the terminal...