Getting started with Meteor.js
Meteor.js for the beginner
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What is Meteor?
Here is a quick juicy overview of what Meteor actually is! Note: This book is a work in
In short Meteor allows you to create dynamic, real time web applications in a fraction of the time
develop for Meteor, so keep that in mind throughout this book.
Meteor even comes bundled with MongoDB on every application out the box for persistent database
storage. Not quite MongoDB, but MiniMongo, an interface for MongoDB, it’s fairly fully featured
but it does lack some of the features you’d expect using Mongos interface, we will come to this
Meteor has an emphasis on real time applications and because of this you’re encouraged to use
Handlebars. Every Meteor application created is set up to work with Handlebars out the box, so
that means we’ll also be looking at this lovely templating engine too, if you’re unfamiliar with it
you may want to check it out http://handlebarsjs.com/¹.
What is Meteor?