Meteor's 2nd Life


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Filipe Névola about Meteor and the exciting things happening in the Meteor world!

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Guests Show Notes

01:20 - What is your background?

03:41 - What exactly is Meteor?

12:00 - What are the biggest misconceptions of modern meteor?

18:20 - What do you say to people who think Meteor is dead?

21:33 - How does data get from your Meteor into your React app?

  • Example of getting data on client side
import { useTracker } from 'meteor/react-meteor-data' // Hook, basic use, everything in one component const MyProtectedPage = (pageId) => { const { user, isLoggedIn, page } = useTracker(() => { // The publication must also be secure const subscription = Meteor.subscribe('page', pageId) const page = Pages.findOne({ _id: pageId }) const user = Meteor.user() const userId = Meteor.userId() const isLoggingIn = Meteor.loggingIn() return { page, isLoading: !subscription.ready(), user, userId, isLoggingIn, isLoggedIn: !!userId } }, [pageId]) if (!isLoggedIn) { return Create an Account Log in } return {page.title}


Log out ({user.username}) }

27:50 - What do you think is the ideal usecase for Meteor?

31:09 - Why did Meteor 1.0 fail to maintain hype?

36:41 - What does Meteor’s future look like?

45:27 - Are there any plans to integrate serverless into Meteor?

46:55 - Any little known features of Meteor that people might be interested in?

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