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Intro to Meteor & Meteor Day

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Me 

  • @rebolon
  • Manager Technique @Peaks et TechSniffer @Home
  • PHP (SF2), MeteorJs

Informations

  • Thanks @wulfmeister for the slides
  • Thank you to be here !
  • Schedule

Who's here?

  • Programmed at all ?
  • Written some JS ?
  • Heard of Meteor ?

Kind of a big deal:

  • Over 150 meetup groups around the world
  • Over 2000 community-authored packages hosted at atmospherejs.com
  • #11 on GitHub
  • http://meteorday.com/

A quick history of web apps

(summary forked from @sachagreif)

client-side JS

  • Client
    • JavaScript (Angular, Ember, Backbone...)
  • Server
    • Python, Ruby, PHP... (Django, Rails, SF2...)

server-side JS

  • Client
    • JavaScript (Angular, Ember, Backbone...)
  • Server
    • Node.js (Express, Restify, hapi...)

full-stack JS

  • Client
    • JavaScript (Meteor, Derby, Sails)
  • Server
    • Node.js (Meteor, Derby, Sails)

So what is it?

  • Framework?
  • Platform?
  • Company?
  • Thing that killed the Dinosaurs?

The Project

  • Open-source (free)
  • Meteor Development Group
  • $11mm
  • Galaxy

Live Coding before next step

Good Luck Ben !

 

Please, no Bonaldi Fx ;-)

The structure

  • Independent Packages that work together (the "Meteor Platform")
    • Livequery:  watch DB
    • DDP:  pub/sub
    • Minimongo:  Mongo on the client
    • Tracker:  enables reactive updates
    • Blaze:  render view based on updates

Customization

  • Atmosphere + NPM
  • Take all you need, change all you want.
  • Ex: drop in another backend or frontend

Why will it blow my mind?

  • it's your plumber
  • web + mobile
  • live page updates (read, no AJAX)
  • 2 fast 2 furious
  • Hot code push

Show me!

(demo)

Example Apps

  • Todos, collaborative todos app in <600 lines of JS
  • Local Market, store social engagement mobile app in <1000 lines of JS
$ meteor create --example todos
$ meteor create --example localmarket

Production Examples

  • beta.workpop.com
  • downtochill.com
  • respond.ly

The Future

  • Pub/sub everywhere
  • Other platforms with this model
  • Lower barriers

Learning

  • The official tutorial at meteor.com/try
  • Books
    • Your First Meteor Application
    • Discover Meteor
    • Meteor in Action
  • Videos
    • EventedMind
  • docs.meteor.com

Interacting

  • real-time
    • Room for the Meteor repo on Gitter
    • IRC
    • meteor-talk
    • Twitter @meteorjs #meteorjs
  • async
    • Stack overflow
    • Crater.io
    • madewith.meteor.com

Doing!

#install
$ curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh

#create and run a project
$ meteor create my_app
$ cd my_app
$ meteor

#put it on the internet!
$ meteor deploy some-url.meteor.com
#todos example:
$ meteor create --example todos

#localmarket example:
$ meteor create --example localmarket

Any burning questions?

Intro to Meteor, Meteor Day (30 mins)

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