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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

Build tools for MeteorJS applications

Isobuild is an in-built build tool for MeteorJS. Another popular build tool is demeteorizer, which again is built on the top of Isobuild.


MeteorJS offers a simple build tool called Isobuild. It converts a single source into a set of runnable programs with respect to the target platforms (Android/iOS/Web). If you are developing a cross-platform application using MeteorJS, then this build process can create builds in accordance with the mobile platforms as well, if added in the application. When you create a MeteorJS application, Isobuild is added to the application. Isobuild will build the source when the following commands are run:

meteor run
meteor deploy
meteor build

Isobuild can include the NPM package and the PhoneGap package based on the target platform. It has its own package format called Isopack, which we can see inside the .meteor/local directory.

During a build process, Isobuild does transpiling, minifying, generating source maps, resolving...