Mastering Meteor: Reactive Full Stack JavaScript


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
3 hours
37 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Packt Publishing
  • Develop a complex, feature-rich application ready for production by the end of the video
  • Define dynamic layouts and implement single page routing for smooth, responsive applications
  • Secure your application by implementing authentication and securing data on the server
  • Publish database information from collections to expose it from the server
  • Build reactive templates and reusable components using Spacebars
  • Work with helpers and events to make applications dynamic and reactive to user activity
  • Test with Cucumber and Jasmine, employing continuous integration testing
  • Integrate a third-party framework like PayPal
  • Deploy your application on various platforms: locally from the Meteor server and as an Amazon instance
  • Incorporate RESTful service endpoints to connect to external services
  • Troubleshoot development on the client and server


Master one of the most exciting full-stack JavaScript platforms to build powerful, reactive applications

Meteor is a powerful platform that enables end-to-end, client and server-side web application development entirely in JavaScript. It enters as an alternative to popular full-stack options such as MEAN and offers developers the opportunity to vastly simplify development concerns while building applications on the run. Meteor's reactive approach to development makes good to create real-time applications with, and the platform provides an excellent option for deployment to mobile.

This course gets right under the hood of the Meteor platform, demonstrating how to take advantage of its powerful development engine to build exciting, versatile applications.

We start by carefully designing an application structure, building a single page layout with multipage routing, and adding authentication. We’ll expose database data, and then look at how to work with subscriptions and queries. Then, we dive into the options for templating, with a look at dynamic Blaze templates and the Spacebars templating language. You’ll learn event handling and then test our application using Cucumber and Jasmine. After that, we deploy our application locally on the Meteor server, and then to Amazon to set it up for frequent updates and hot code deployment. Finally, you’ll learn how to work with third-party integrations, and set up REST endpoints to interact with other external services such as PayPal.

This course will help you to work at your own pace while mastering the patterns used to define all of the critical pieces of a web application.

About The Author

George Mcknight started programming as a hobby with his brother in 1983, and began working in the software industry in 1994.

He currently works as V.P. Product Development for a multinational integration company, which has built over 200 corporate web applications since 2008.

He hosts an instructional Meteor YouTube channel, with over 3,700 subscribers, and more than 220,000 views.

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