Recently, the early-stage software has been getting a lot of buzz on Hacker News and Twitter, and for good reason. There has never been software that lets you use an API that works everywhere and lets you do all development on a local laptop while handling the server synchronization and uploads seamlessly. To put it simply, most web frameworks work with a web server, database and HTML renderings being sent back to your browser, Meteor runs everything natively so you can concentrate on function development.
Meteor’s website tells us: “Meteor provides a Smart Package to address each of the main challenges that developers face in this new world, such as updating a web page automatically when data changes, or performing a “hot code push” to update a running application without users noticing the change. Developers can freely pick and choose the Smart Packages they would like to use in their app. Meteor then processes the Smart Packages together with their application into a self-contained bundle that is ready to deploy into the cloud.”
Here’s an example of the type of application Meteor can create:
Writing applications or software can take a very long time and be very hard – Meteor is part of a new wave of application development tools that we are excited about to help those with ideas build prototypes quickly and full-blown final production apps in a few weeks. Meteor, the ultra-simple environment for building modern websites is currently in version 0.3.2 and under “rapid development”, but we’re sure web developers everywhere will get excited to test out the framework very soon.