This Week in Meteor #25

by Rishi Goomar

Welcome to issue #25 of TWiM!

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Updates in Meteor Core (MDG)

Meteor Devshop July

Lots of great stuff this devshop. Here’s the list of talks that occurred:

  • ECMAScript 2015 - Ben Newman
  • JavaScript State of the Union - Geoff Schmidt
    • This talk will really get you pumped
  • Tesloop - Rahul
  • “Prior Art” - Dan (dandv on GitHub)
  • Home Game - Troy Do
  • Meteor Games - Aaron Commarata
  • Setting up Sublime for ES6 and linting - Robert Dickert

Set Up Sublime for ES2015, JSX, and Linting

This is a great blog post by Robert Dickert that goes through and shows you exactly how to setup your Sublime Text to work with ES2015, JSX, and eslint.

Comparing Performance of Blaze, React, Angular, Angular 2 with Meteor

This is a really awesome blog post that is one part of a series of blog posts. It goes through some very in depth details on the performance of these various front end libraries. This one shows initial script loading times, rendering script times, re-rendering script times on changes.

Meteor Platform Refactor

I thought this was an interesting pull request since it goes through and helps modularize the base Meteor platform more. It seems that Meteor becomes more and more modular as time goes on and less tied to certain pieces of functionality. That’s a great thing to see in my opinion.

Updates in the Meteor Community

Kadira Show: Flow Router Release

This Kadira show talks about Flow Router 2.0 and various other projects that the MeteorHacks team have released recently. There is a lot of stuff that is around React and can be useful for those developing in it. But, this new release of Flow Router also allows you to be more flexible in your routing without performance downfalls.

Live Updating Web UI for Spark

This is a very interesting blog post that shows an architecture with an existing data source and spark which then goes to a Meteor server and MongoDB as a full blown separate application. It updates quickly and does it’s job well of notifying them about Spark processes.

Promises in Meteor

Dean Radcliffe made a great package and example application that demonstrates the power of using Promises in your Meteor application. It has many valid use cases and I would say that you should at least take a look at the package because you never know when it can come in handy.

Reactive Geolocation with Google Maps

This is a really awesome blog post that shows you how to setup a reactive geolocation with Google Maps. A feature like this alone opens up a wealth of possibilities for app ideas. Things like the “Uber for X” could be built more easily in Meteor. Having a reactive geolocation is something that I think can be used in a lot of different spaces that have any sort of social interaction between users.

How I Develop MeteorJS Apps Part 3

The third and final part to the series of blog posts for developing Meteor apps. This one talks about how to setup a proper continuous integration and deployment cycle. Have integration test and deploying automatically is a very powerful thing to have setup. It allows you to develop faster and not have to worry about the multiple steps required to either deploy or make sure that your application is well tested before deployment or even merging.

When a Meteor Finally Hits Production

This is a really great blog post that explains the various things to keep in mind when getting ready to deploy a Meteor application to production. It talks about CI / CD, using mup, Kadira for debugging, and reasons for setting up replica sets. It is well written and definitely worth the read.

Meteor + React + Ionic

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts that explains how to build a mobile app using React, Meteor, and Ionic. It is an interested combination to use and I personally have never worked with React + Ionic, but it sounds like it would work. For those of you interested in building hybrid mobile apps, this would be a good blog post to read. There is also a second & third parts to the series published that you can read here and here.

Building a Markdown Editor

The Meteor Chef, Ryan Glover, writes another great in-depth tutorial. It shows you step-by-step on how to build your own Markdown editor. If you have read his articles before, you know that they are long, but do a really great job of explaining every little piece of the puzzle.

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

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