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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

Application patterns

As MeteorJS is young, there is no definite pattern that we can follow for our application. However, people are testing against their needs and are coming up with various patterns to follow. Here, in this section, we will see two popular patterns that are talked about by the community.

The package pattern

Let's break the mystery and learn what package pattern is. We know that, by definition, we can build a MeteorJS application using packages. There are applications out there built by developers using this pattern. Why is it that some developers embrace creating an application only by writing their business logic inside packages? To answer this question, we must understand the following:

  • What might probably go wrong with the usual way of writing code in a typical MeteorJS application?

  • How the packages offer a greater control over our code

Problems with the usual way of writing MeteorJS code

We discussed some of the problems earlier. Let's look at them again, little more elaborately...