Build Applications with Meteor: Isomorphic JavaScript web development

Build Applications with Meteor: Isomorphic JavaScript web development

Key Features

  • Develop a set of real-world applications each exploring different features of Meteor
  • Make your app more appealing by adding reactivity and responsiveness to it
  • Work with the most powerful feature of Meteor—the “full stack reactivity”—through building real-time applications with many third party libraries

Book Description

This book starts with the basic installation and overview of the main components in Meteor. You'll get hands-on multiple versatile applications covering a wide range of topics from adding a front-end views with the hottest rendering technology React to implementing a microservices oriented architecture.All the code is written with ES6/7 which is the latest significantly improved JavaScript language. We'll also look at real-time data streaming, server to server data exchange, responsive styles on the front-end, full-text search functionality, and integration of many third-party libraries and APIs using npm.

By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to quickly prototype and even launch your next app idea in a matter of days.

What you will learn

  • See how Meteor fits in the modern web application development by using its reactive data system
  • Make your front-end behave consistently across environments by implementing a predictable state container with Redux
  • Get familiar with React and overview of Angular 2
  • Add a map to your application with a real-time geolocation
  • Plugin into Meteor social media APIs like Twitter's streaming and Facebook's Messenger
  • Add search functionality from scratch to your existing app and data
  • Add responsiveness with Bootstrap 4 and Google's Material Design using Less and Sass
  • Distribute your data across machines and data centers by adding Apache Cassandra to your existing stack.
  • Learn how to scale your microservices with the high performant language neutral framework gRPC.
  • Learn how to query multiple data sources using GraphQL.

About the Author

Dobrin Ganev is a Calgary-based software developer with years of experience in various domains, from large-scale distributed applications to frontend web development with the latest JavaScript frameworks. In recent years, he has been focusing on architecting and prototyping solutions in various subjects, such as enterprise search, GIS, predictive analytics, and real-time distributed systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Installing and Setting up the development environment
  2. Building a Shopping Cart
  3. Style your React components with Bootstrap and Material Design
  4. Real-Time Twitter Streaming
  5. Developing Kanban Project Management Tool
  6. Build Real-Time Search Application
  7. Real-Time Maps
  8. Build a Chatbot with Facebook's Messenger Platform
  9. Building Internet of Things Platform
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Author:   Dobrin Ganev
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Pages: 388
Language: English
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