Introduction to Meteor

May 09, 2021 23:00 Meteor

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Brief introduction

Let's start by activitying the brain. Suppose you sit in front of your computer and open the same folder in two windows.

Delete a file in one window, will the file disappear in the other window?

You don't have to do it and you know it's going to go away. Operations in the local file system can be applied everywhere without refreshing or callbacks.

Let's take a look at what the same thing will do on the web page. F or example, you open the same WordPress background page in two browser windows and create a new article in one of the windows. Different from the desktop system, no matter how long you wait, the other window does not change unless you manually refresh the page.

Over the years, we've become accustomed to the fact that communication between people and websites is discrete.

But Meteor, one of the next generation of frameworks and technologies, is trying to challenge this situation so that web pages can be real-time and responsive.

What is Meteor?

Meteor is a platform built on .js node to develop real-time web programs. Meteor is located between the program database and the user interface, keeping the data between them updated synchronously.

Because Meteor was developed .js Node, JavaScript is used as the development language on both the client and server side. Also, the meteor program's code can be shared at both the front and rear ends.

Meteor this platform is very powerful, web program development process of many complex, error-prone functions can be abstracted out, the implementation is very simple.

Why Use Meteor?

So why do you spend time learning Meteor instead of other frameworks? We think there's only one reason to turn off Meteor's various features: because Meteor is easy to learn.

And, unlike other frameworks, Meteor can develop a functioning real-time web program in a matter of hours. If you've done front-end development before, you already know JavaScript and don't even have to learn a new programming language.

Meteor may or may not be the ideal framework you're looking for. Since it only needs a few nights or a weekend to get started, why not try it?