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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to the framework, 14 April 2013
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This review is from: Getting Started with Meteor JavaScript Framework (Paperback)
Nowadays there are plenty of powerful tools and frameworks for building robust Rich Internet Web Applications. On the client side we've Angular, Ember, Knockout, Backbone, Kendo, Sencha etc... On the Backend we've all the frameworks built on top of Node.js. In this plethora of products and tools that never grow old and renew continuously there is, though, one contestant that is slowly but steadily gaining momentum as it stands, uniquely, as the only solution that seems to bring to the table a product that bridges Back-End and Front-End together in an unprecedented way: Meteor.js

Meteor is a platform that let you write in one single codebase code that runs both in the client and on the server.

I've not yet finished reading the book but so far it's been a pleasure to read and a very strong introductory guide to this fantastic framework.

The book is based on version 0.5.0; not the very latest one (we're at 0.6.1 at the moment of writing) but no compatibility problems so far (and being before version 1.0 it's pretty normal to see the version number changing quite often and quickly).

The book is not very long (around 131 pages) but it's the perfect format for an introductory guide whose purpose is getting you up to speed in not time. It's impossible not being impressed with the easyness of creating and running an application with a single codebase, front-to-back and you'll be hooked up in no time since the book throws you into the code since the first chapter (and that's obviously very good!)

In the book you'll find everything you need: from practical instructions on how to setup and run the framework, to quick birds eye views on MVC and MV*, how to use templates, deal with a NoSQL Database (Mongo), how to structure your application and publish it on the Meteor.com hosting platform.

Great price tag, great hands-on format and good additional overview on MongoDB as an added bonus.
Highly recommended.
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