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4 Best Learning Resources for Meteor.JS That You Should Know

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November 04, 2016

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People who are not programmers will surely agree with me whether you have experienced coders or basically a shop owner who was interested in programming. You can easily learn and work on your Meteor project with minimal development effort in a short period of time. Let’s deep dive into the best learning resources for meteor.js!

In terms of programming languages used by top companies, Meteor is described as an open-source and full-stack JavaScript platform that includes a key set of technologies for building reactive web and mobile applications. Meteor requires less code.

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Top 4 Best Learning Resources for Meteor.JS

Instead of using a thousand lines of code for a command like any other framework. It can just use 10 lines, Yes, 10 lines, you didn’t misread. Fantastic, right? Since you’re here, you probably don’t know Meteor that well. Check out the reasons why you should choose Meteor for your future web and mobile apps.

Top 4 Best Learning Resources for Meteor.JS

One more interesting thing, the Meteor community is rapidly developing day by day. That means the available resources are also growing immediately. In today’s post, I’ve rounded up the top brilliant, useful Meteor resources which could help you shorten the time you will take to learn this awesome framework from scratch.

1. The basic background of JavaScript

Before digging into every facet of the Meteor framework, you are required to have a fairly good background in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, obviously.

2. Meteor Resources

If you can grab JavaScript in your hands, Meteor is just a kid in your eyes. I hope that the following roundup of the tutorial will get you on the right track in terms of learning this smart framework.

  • There is no better place to get essential information than from the official website itself: Meteor.com. Most importantly, check out the official Meteor documentation which contains documentation, tutorials, and references.

FYI: Renovated by Designveloper team, Meteor.com itself is a typical example of how Meteor works in practice.

  • If you’re a beginner and find their documentation a bit advanced for you, you can refer to Discover Meteor which is both a website and a book written by Tom Coleman and Sacha Grief
  • The next unavoidable thing to do is head over to the Meteor Youtube channel. These videos are also very valuable if you’re starting out or want to improve your skills.
  • Check out the unofficial sanctioned wiki resource – Meteorpedia as well.

3. As a developer

  • I believe that you have spent some time on StackOverflow which is the perfect place to search for a solution when you’re stuck with a specific problem.
  • For those who prefer to watch the video. You cannot avoid having a look at Evented Mind. They offer a bunch of awesome screencasts that will keep you busy for quite a while.
  • Is another article worth reading is What’s This Meteor Thing? By Gabriel Manricks. I know it’s a bit outdated and old by now. But it covers a fully-fledged ground in a way that no other tutorial does. If my words are not convincing enough for you. There are tons of comments left below the post showing how helpful and insightful it is for beginner Meteor developers.
  • Tom Coleman also provided a great post about Prototyping With Meteor. This particular tutorial aims to walk you through the process of turning a simple HTML wireframe into a functional application in a surprisingly simple number of steps.
  • Once you decide to get your feet wet with Meteor development. It’s important to know that you understand what real-time web application is and how they work. The article, Introduction To Realtime Web Applications With Meteor And Node.js, does just that!
  • It’s time to get your hands dirty by Creating A Multi-Page Site With Meteor. In this article, the author takes a look at developing a library that not only can differentiate between the different URIs but one that takes advantage of Meteor’s core features.
  • Learn how to Create A Meteor Chat App In 30 Minutes. What’s great about this tutorial is that it’s very simple to follow. Also, it gives you ideas and inspiration to work on your own stuff.

Recommended reading: Python Best Practices: The 7 Steps That Help You Master

4. Keep up to date

  • Join a Meteor Meetup. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh City, don’t hesitate to swing by here and join the Meteor Ho Chi Minh Meetup group. We usually meet once a month.
  • Subscribe to Meteor Weekly
  • If you prefer to listen, the Meteor Postcast might be the perfect one for you.

Recommended reading: Top 5 Best Resources to Learn Vue.JS

Know More?

So, that are a few awesome resources I suggest getting started with. Do you have any “I can’t believe you didn’t put it on your best learning resources for meteor.js?” Please recommend your own tutorials by letting me know in the comments below and I will add them here. Thank you!

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