This Week in Meteor #21

by Rishi Goomar

Welcome to issue #21 of TWiM!

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Updates in Meteor Core (MDG)

What’s Coming in Meteor 1.2 and Beyond

This is a MUST READ blog post. It goes through a lot of changes going on at MDG and what changes are to come in the future Meteor releases. It talks a lot about issues that have been talked about quite a bit in the community like some opinionated stance on file structure, routing in core, SQL support, and more. I’m very excited for Meteor 1.2 and what’s coming beyond that.

Meteor - The Missing Infrastructure for Building Great React Apps

Official React integration for Meteor is getting closer and closer. There is a preview out there of the integration that you can use now. Meteor is a great platform to use with React. Rather than having to tinker around with your own infrastructure and some sort of Flux implementation, you can simply use Meteor and worry more about the unique features of your React application. MDG is working hard to make it as easy as possible to use React with Meteor. If you are interested in using the integration or testing it out, be sure to check out the forum topic on it.

Meteor on Forbes

Meteor was featured on Forbes! It is a really great article that makes a lot of valid points of why Meteor is a great platform to use. I recommend reading it since I can’t summarize the entire article.

Updates in the Meteor Community

Meteor Interviews #9

This is an interview between Paul Dowman and Zoltan Olah about MDG acquiring Percolate Studios and the future with MDG. They discuss what the Meteor Developer Subscription is about and how it will be useful for medium to large businesses and will most likely be too expensive for smaller businesses. I personally don’t see that as an issue since there are other mediums for smaller business owners to get information about their Meteor app like StackOverflow or the Meteor forums.

Moon Game

This is a really hard, but fun game made in Meteor. It is a great example to show the possibilities of building a game in Meteor.

Blackbox Meteor - Shared Validators

This is a really great blog post that brings some insights on using the allow and deny rules in Meteor. They can be used on the server and should be in reality. It adds an extra layer of security.

Meteor Any DB

This is a really great package that allows you to connect just about any database to your Meteor application. I would highly recommend looking into this if you want to try to use a database that isn’t official supported or has a package for.

Meteor Isomorphic React Examples

These are great examples on how to use React to get a fast loading Meteor app with server-side rendering. If you are interested in different ways to use React with Meteor, this is a great place to go.

The JavaScript Runetime - Fibers and Meteor.wrapAsync

This is a good blog post that shows you how Fibers and asynchronous code works in Meteor. It has a lot of good code examples that give you a detailed view on how it works.

Telescope v0.21.1 - Slugscope

Telescope has been updated. The following changes have been made:

  • URL slugs added
  • Downvoting functionality
  • Notifications have been refactored
  • Better internationalization support
  • Security issues & bug fixes

If you want more detailed information on any of those changes, read the blog post.

LookBack Player is Now Written in Meteor

LookBack is a big player in the Meteor community and have been using Meteor for a long time. They have now converted their player to Meteor and it works very well. I recommend watching the demo video in the blog post.

That’s all for this week! Tune in next week for more updates in the Meteor universe.

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