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Build web and mobile apps with MeteorJS

Build apps that are a delight to use, faster than you ever thought possible, across the web and mobile devices: rich, reactive apps built entirely in JavaScript.

When we first learned about the Meteor JavaScript framework, We saw someone write, “Meteor is to Node.js as Rails is to Ruby,” and that’s a good comparison. A few years ago, Rails was the hot new thing on the web, sprinkling some useful “magic” through the development process to make programming on the web more approachable and pleasant. Out of the countless new frameworks that have spawned as of late though, none have made us feel the way Rails did as much as Meteor — a framework that you should seriously consider using for your coming projects. Here’s a few reasons why

1. Your applications are real-time by default.

Lately, companies like Twitter and Facebook have been moving toward a real-time web. It’s inevitable that, sooner than you probably expect, users will expect web applications to work near-instantaneously. I imagine there’s already users who wince whenever a separate page load is required for simple tasks like changing settings and logging out.

The problem is, creating real-time web applications is tricky. Or at least, it was. Meteor has real-time built into its core though. When the database is updated, the data in your templates is updated. When a user clicks a button or submits a form, the action occurs immediately. In the vast majority of cases, this doesn’t even require any extra effort. You build a web application as you normally would and, out of the box, it just happens to be real-time.

2. You can develop with just one language. No need for multi skilled developers.

One of the frustrating parts of being a web developer is the need to wear a variety of hats. You need to think about the front-end, the back-end, and the database, and then there’s another million details that squeeze out the last inch of your mental capacity. Meteor simplifies this process by shrinking the scope of what you need to consider, allowing you to build and manage the front-end, the back-end, and the database with nothing but JavaScript.

3. It’s ahead of the tech curve.

Like I said earlier, the web is becoming a real-time environment, but the shift won’t happen purely based on the actions of the big companies with the big budgets. The shift will happen as tools become available that allow small teams and individual developers to make real-time applications quickly and easily. Meteor is amongst the first wave of this tools and its “all in one” approach is surely going to make it a big player in the coming years.

3E is a full service Web and Mobile App development company that specializes in hybrid and native app development using HTML5, AngularJS, iOS and Android. MeteorJS is our choice for developing rich and fast apps for web and mobile.