Build Applications with Meteor

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  • See how Meteor fits in the modern web application development by using its reactive data system
  • Make your front-end behave consistently across environments by implementing a predictable state container with Redux
  • Get familiar with React and overview of Angular 2
  • Add a map to your application with a real-time geolocation
  • Plugin into Meteor social media APIs like Twitter’s streaming and Facebook’s Messenger
  • Add search functionality from scratch to your existing app and data
  • Add responsiveness with Bootstrap 4 and Google’s Material Design using Less and Sass
  • Distribute your data across machines and data centers by adding Apache Cassandra to your existing stack.
  • Learn how to scale your microservices with the high performant language neutral framework gRPC.
  • Learn how to query multiple data sources using GraphQL.

This book starts with the basic installation and overview of the main components in Meteor. You’ll get hands-on multiple versatile applications covering a wide range of topics from adding a front-end views with the hottest rendering technology React to implementing a microservices oriented architecture.All the code is written with ES6/7 which is the latest significantly improved JavaScript language. We’ll also look at real-time data streaming, server to server data exchange, responsive styles on the front-end, full-text search functionality, and integration of many third-party libraries and APIs using npm.

By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to quickly prototype and even launch your next app idea in a matter of days.

  • Develop a set of real-world applications each exploring different features of Meteor
  • Make your app more appealing by adding reactivity and responsiveness to it
  • Work with the most powerful feature of Meteor—the “full stack reactivity”—through building real-time applications with many third party libraries
Page Count 388
Course Length 11 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781787129887
Date Of Publication 29 May 2017


Dobrin Ganev

Dobrin Ganev is a software developer with years of experience working in various development environments, ranging from finance to business process management. In recent years, he has focused on geospatial development and data analytics using languages such as JavaScript, Python, Scala, and R. He has extensive knowledge of open source geospatial and the ESRI platform. Currently, he focuses on big data and its applications across broad industries and sectors. Founded in 2015, chorStream Inc. ( is a software development firm centered around using big data and big data technologies to help clients work with and leverage large and diverse volumes of data. Dobrin, as a co-founder of chorStream Inc, has worked with an accomplished team of professionals to create and bring to market an application framework (similar to a web app builder) that end users can use to build custom and focused applications without needing any development skills. He is also skilled in Node.js, Meteor, front-end React, and Angular 1, 2, and 4.