July 29th, 2020 ×

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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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 {
      isLoading: !subscription.ready(),
      isLoggedIn: !!userId
  }, [pageId])
  if (!isLoggedIn) {
    return <div>
      <Link to="/register">Create an Account</Link>
      <Link to="/login">Log in</Link>
  return <div>
    <a href="#" onClick={(e) => { e.preventDefault(); Meteor.logout(); }}>Log out ({user.username})</a>

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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