Instant Meteor JavaScript Framework Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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Sample Chapters
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Create multi-page Meteor sites
  • Learn best practices for structuring your app for maximum efficiency
  • Use and configure a NoSQL database
  • Publish your finished apps to the Web
  • Learn not only the code but the processes as well

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 78 pages
Release Date : April 2013
ISBN : 1782163425
ISBN 13 : 9781782163428
Author(s) : Gabriel Manricks
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant Meteor JavaScript Framework Starter
  • Top 4 features you need to know about
    • From concept to completion
    • Coding our application
      • MongoDB 101
    • The setup
      • Resource loading
      • Smart Packages
      • The objects
      • The scaffolding
      • The pages
      • The nodes page
    • Data in Meteor
      • Securing your data
      • Deploying your app
  • People and places you should get to know
    • Meteor’s core team
    • Meteor in practice
    • Personal links
    • About Packt Publishing
    • Writing for Packt

Gabriel Manricks

Gabriel Manricks is a full stack software & web developer focusing on PHP and both frontend and server-side JavaScript frameworks. Gabriel works as a staff writer for NetTuts+, where he enjoys learning as well as teaching others, and he also freelances in web consulting, development, and writing.
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Errata type: Code | Page number: 34 | Errata date: 28 May 2013

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The first paragraph of page 34, where it states that the reader should add the line should read:

Grapher = {};

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var Grapher = {};


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What you will learn from this book

  • Install and customize the underlying framework
  • Structure your code to conform to an MVVM design pattern
  • Successfully plan a project from concept to completion
  • Set up and use a MongoDB database in your app
  • Secure your data from both read and write operations
  • Work around common issues, and pre-emptively avoid them
  • Extend your app with smart packages as well as standard libraries
  • Deploy your app to the Web, and then redeploy future revisions
  • Stay up to date and keep your edge with Meteor

In Detail

Meteor takes many of the cutting edge breakthroughs in web applications that until now have been reserved for larger companies, and makes them available to everyone. Meteor completely rethinks the standard model of web apps, in order to create fast, fluid, and engaging content.

Instant Meteor JavaScript Framework Starter takes a behind the scenes look at Meteor, showing you not only the code, but the processes as well. Being completely different from your typical web framework, Meteor requires a dramatically new train of thought when constructing your apps, which we will explore throughout the course of this book.

This book starts from the beginning; you don’t need to know about Meteor, NoSQL databases, or even programming best practices, but by the end of the book you should be well versed in each of these.

In this book you will learn about the issues that led to the creation of Meteor, and how it fixes these issues. You will learn about writing code for an MVVM architecture and about structuring your code for security and efficiency. We will cover topics such as securing your data and access control, as well as deploying the finished product to the Web.

If you have been thinking about getting into this exciting new framework, then Instant Meteor JavaScript Framework Starter is your one-way pass to a painless and fun trip to becoming a pro.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.A simple Starter approach to show the readers how to develop a real-time web application using Meteor, with the help of a sample project.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for people with knowledge of standard JavaScript, basic HTML, and some CSS. This book starts at the very beginning, from installing the framework on your computer all the way up to deploying your finished app on the Web. If you want to get into this exciting new framework, and you would like to learn how to take a project from being a concept to a real-world app, then this is definitely the book for you.

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