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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
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An overview of MeteorJS' reactivity

One of the important and prominent features of the MeteorJS framework is the reactivity. The framework provides reactivity out of the box. MeteorJS' reactivity has reduced development time considerably.

A notable thing is that developers need not wire the change to the views. The view layer is reactive enough to update the interfaces almost instantaneously. MeteorJS employs Blaze brilliantly to handle the instant updates to the views. In the previous chapter, we saw how Blaze breaks the templates to DOM element in order to update the elements that can undergo change when the data changes.

Apart from the view layer, MeteorJS provides us with the ability to auto-run methods when data changes. When there is a change in the cursor, we can run an arbitrary method to do some operation. This reactivity is provided to the extent that it can be used even with entities that are not reactive by default. For example, we can listen to arbitrary value changes and react...