Meteor-JavaScript-frameworkWhen I initially found out about the Meteor JavaScript framework, I saw somebody writes, “Meteor is to Node.js as Rails is to Ruby,” and I believe that is a pretty decent statement. A couple of years ago, Rails was the hot new thing on the web, sprinkling some valuable “magic” through the development procedure to make programming on the web more approachable and wonderful. Out of the innumerable new frameworks, none have made me feel the way Rails did as much as Meteor — a framework that you should consider using for your future projects. Here are a couple of reasons why.

1. Your applications are real-time by default

Lately, social media giants like Twitter and Facebook have been moving toward a real-time web. It's inescapable that, sooner than you likely expect, clients will anticipate that web applications will work close immediately. I envision there are now clients who grimace whenever a different page load is needed for straightforward tasks like changing settings and logging out.

The thing is, creating a web app is a dubious task, or at least, it was. However, Meteor has real-time built into its core. When the database is updated, the data in your template is updated. At the point when a client clicks a button or submits a form, the activity happens immediately. In a lot of cases, this doesn't require any additional effort. You assemble a web application as you normally would, out of the box, it just happens to be real-time.

A while back, the people at Meteor released a screencast to show these real-time features, and it’s worth to watch, yet there are a lot of other production apps that show Meteor differences much better. For example:

  • Pintask
  • Respondly
  • SonicAgile
  • Verso

2. You can create with only one language.

One of the baffling parts of being a web developer is the need to wear a lot of different caps. You have to consider the front-end, the back-end, and the database, and afterward there's another million subtle elements that squeeze out every single drop of energy from your brain. Meteor simplifies this procedure by reducing the extent of what you have to consider, permitting you to build and manage with the front-end, the back-end, and the database with only JavaScript.

For example, this is the way we make a “collection” — equivalent of an SQL table – in Meteor:

1 BlogPosts = new Meteor.collection('posts');

Along these lines, we can make an collection with a familiar syntax; but also manipulate a collection with a familiar syntax. Here's the manner by which we embed information:

1 BlogPosts.insert({

2 title: 'Hi World',

3 content: 'This is the content.',

4 published: true

5  });

There's another advantage to writing a whole application with one language. One line of code can keep running on both the client and the server and do distinctive things in either environment. Here's the reason this matters:

When the statement to create a collection runs on the server, it creates a collection, but when that same statement runs on the client, it creates local collection inside of the user's browser. The client then interacts with the nearby collection straightforwardly, which is the reason the information on their screen can change promptly, while the local and server-side collections are flawlessly synchronized in the background.

This doesn't require any special treatment. You write one line of code and are given a boat-load of functionality, having the capacity to utilize a commonplace language framework all through the development cycle.

3. It's friendly to young learners

The amazing thing about Meteor is its friendliness to young learners. I learned it quickly and within no time I was able to build things, which is really cool. I'd heard people refer to the framework as “easy” but, generally, others meaning of that word varies from my own. However, in this situation they were right.

Meteor is one of the most straightforward frameworks for apprentices to learn.

It still requires good coding skills, and you'll need to be familiar with the syntax of JavaScript — variables, loops, conditionals, JSON, and so on — yet you don't need to be a JavaScript ninja to make a simple web app. You don't even need any prior experience with making web applications. You may not get a hand on the majority of the ideas immediately, but rather that won't prevent you from enjoying the viable side of things.

There are many reasons why Meteor is such an extraordinary fit for young developers. However, following are some of the reasons why I recommend Meteor to young learners:

  • You just need to know a single language.
  • There's a huge amount of community made resources.
  • It's optimized for developer happiness.

So even if you stumble a little while learning Meteor, simply try to push a bit further and I think you'll see that those difficulties were not more than small road bumps.

4. It is in front of the tech curve

Like I said before, the web is turning into a real-time environment, yet the shift won't simply happen in a day. The shift will happen with the advent of tools that will permit small teams and individual developers to make real-time applications rapidly and easily. Meteor is amongst the first wave of such tools and its “all in one” approach is without a doubt going to make it a major player in the near future.

The people at Meteor have expressed their long haul mission, and basically, their main goal is immense:

“…to build a new platform for cloud applications that will become as ubiquitous as previous platforms such as Unix, HTTP, and the relational database.”

Could they pull this off? Obviously, nobody can say with absolute surety, yet they have the funding, the community, and the ever-essential balance of being extraordinary for developers and awesome for end-users. So in any event, they're on the right track.


As of writing these words, Meteor is still young at version 0.8.2, yet the releases are coming frequently and big, and a range of noteworthy Meteor-constructed applications are live and being used on the web. Your specific circumstance will figure out whether or not a specific framework is an ideal choice for you and your creations. However, every developer owes it to themselves to at least play with Meteor for a day or two. I haven’t had this much fun on the web in a long time and there's a good chance that you will feel the same.

Author Bio. My name is James Martin. I am a Professional Content writer in private company of USA. I have 7 years’ experience of writing. I write lots of articles on different subjects of technology. Currently, I am researching on web application development technology.