Meteor.js is one of the most talked about frameworks in the continuously evolving technology landscape for full stack web and hybrid app development. Until recently we were comfortable browsing the web through individual browser sessions, but Meteor.js demands a new architecture of hybrid applications for connected or cloud clients.
Let’s see exactly what are the best 5 features of Meteor.
- Full stack solution. Meteor comes with several built-in features that contain frontend libraries, an NODE.js based server, and a command line tool. Even though Meteor is still young, we can take advantage of a complete client-side and server-side solution, integrated, whereas other solutions are most often one or the other.
- Front-end reactivity. The front-end reactivity offered by Meteor is among the best-in-class, and it speeds up development time on projects immensely. It offers an isomorphic APIs that communicates between front-end and back-end, allowing to handle client-server management and server-session management without hassle. Besides, data communication between client and server happens automatically without having to write any code.
- Live Reload. After any development changes on front-end, they are automatically reloaded on the live web page. Live reloading allows refreshing only the required DOM elements on the web page without making an entire page to reload.
Meteor is amongst the first wave of these tools and its “all in one” approach is surely going to make it a big player in the coming years, being important for developers and even greater for end users. Make sure you are on track and get all the benefits of it.