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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
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More about the mobile app development

There are many things other than writing an application logic, which we have to know while developing mobile apps with MeteorJS. Let's see what are they.

Accessing plugin methods

To access the plugin methods, we should wait until the application starts. It is good to write the plugin accessing code inside the Meteor.startup callback. However, this is not mandatory. If you know for sure that you are going to access the plugin methods only after the startup, then you need not write them under the startup callback. In the preceding application that we developed, we called the navigator.contacts.list method in the template's onCreated callback because we knew that the application would have been started by the time, the execution reaches the onCreated callback.


Knowing how to debug an application is very important for developers. While developing hybrid applications for a mobile, it is a little hard to debug. This doesn't mean we can't debug. Moreover...