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Best Learning Resources for Meteor.js

Meteor.js is an open-source platform built on node.js for building web apps quite rapidly. It is designed to allow programmers to create applications in a modern fashion, using up-to-date paradigms. Thanks to their $11 million dollar budget the time until it will hit v1.0 should not be too long. If you’re interested to know what features will be available when, have a look at the Meteor Roadmap. Especially for lean startups Meteor.js is a perfect match.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about developing applications using JavaScript and Meteor, here’s a short compilations of things I found helpful to jumpstart.

JavaScript

First, you need to know JavaScript, obviously. But not any frontend library like jQuery or MooTools, but the actual language (plus it doesn’t hurt to know a bit or two about libraries, esp. jQuery).

General Meteor Resources

Once you know JavaScript basics you can dive into Meteor. Since the aim of Meteor.js is to radically simplify app development, you will very quickly be able to see good results.

Code Tutorials

Code examples

You may wish to study some projects that were developed using Meteor.js. Those can typically be found on Github as well.

Testing

Ready for Production

Once the coding is done and your app is tested, you want to go live. For that the following may be interesting:

Keep up to date

Books

The internet is great for up-to-date information, but sometimes a book (on paper or electronic) provides better structure and didactic concept, so that you may wish to use one in the beginning to make the most of your learning experience.

Related Frameworks

Know more?

Do you know any other resources that you find useful in getting productive with the Meteor framework? Let me know via Twitter or Email and I will add them here.