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Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

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Learn
  • Create reactive templates that update themselves when data changes
  • Use database queries on the client and the server to retrieve, sort, and manipulate datasets
  • Understand data synchronization using a publication/subscription model and make API calls a thing of the past
  • Discover how you can secure your data flow on the server side to keep confidential data secret
  • Add routing to a single-page application and make it appear like a real website
  • Build your own advanced reactive objects and make everything rerun when you want
  • Make your own Meteor packages and learn how to make them public
  • Unit test your packages and Meteor applications
About

Meteor is the best JavaScript platform on the Web that allows you to build real-time web applications quickly and easily and in pure JavaScript. It comes with a full build process that takes care of everything, from development to production, with no need for configuration. This book takes you from the installation of Meteor to building a fully working web blog (including backend) to create and edit posts.

You will start with the basic concepts and folder structure of a Meteor project, learning how Meteor templates work. Learn how to retrieve and send data to the server and manipulate the database content. Routing will later make your example app look and behave like a real website. Next, you'll get to grips with Meteor's reactivity concept that can rerun functions when data changes while you're building your own reactive object, and package it later for drop-in use. After your app is ready, the book continues with ways of deploying your app on different types of servers. Finally, we will take a look at testing packages and the application itself.

Features
  • Create a complete web blog from frontend to backend that uses only JavaScript
  • Understand how Web 2.0 is made by powerful browser-based applications
  • Step-by-step tutorial that will show you how fast, complex web applications can be built
Page Count 198
Course Length 5 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781783988129
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2015

Authors

Fabian Vogelsteller

Fabian Vogelsteller became interested in web technologies at the age of 14. He developed a skill set ranging from graphic design to coding PHP to Python, ActionScript, Objective C, HTML, and CSS, and fell in love with JavaScript. He has worked as a freelance web developer for over 14 years and is the creator of the open source feindura Flat File CMS. Fabian is a strong advocate of open source software and has built and contributed to many open source libraries and projects. In recent years, Meteor has become his passion and is his primary tool of choice. He currently works for start-ups in Berlin, extending his skills to web development for larger applications.