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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

Getting started

We have seen the fabulous work of MeteorJS in the browser front. Let's see how it supports mobile platforms. The MeteorJS team has put a huge effort to support mobile platforms with a single codebase. As we mentioned earlier, it uses Cordova to create builds for mobile platforms. This enables us to use PhoneGap utilities in our application. It is good to know about Cordova before getting into the crux of this section.

Cordova, actually Apache Cordova, is a mobile development framework. With Cordova, we can build mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The bigger advantage is, we don't have to write code targeting each mobile platform. What does Cordova do to run the Web-related code in mobile devices? It provides a container to run the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. The container also helps you to access some of the native device functionalities such as GPS, accelerometer, camera, and so on. Those who have worked with Web views in a mobile platform will know...