Learn Meteor - Node.js and MongoDB JavaScript platform
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Learn Meteor - Node.js and MongoDB JavaScript platform

Be ready for coding away next week using Meteor

About the Book

You're a developer who knows nothing to Meteor. Which is fine, except that you need to start coding your next application using Meteor.

Don't worry: I have you covered. I've been training hundreds of developers like you during 15 years, and converted my experience into this book. I know from experience teaching what takes more time to learn in Meteor, and will spend time only where appropriate.

Plus this book is packed with exercises which build up into a full project: you develop a small e-commerce application. You’ll allow users to browse for products, add them to their basket, and you’ll also create a full back-end where the site administrators will be able to list, create, modify, and delete products.

Read this book, and you can code your Meteor application within a week. Or your money back.

Printed paperback version available here.

Note: this books is based on Meteor 1.3 and is currently being updated to Meteor 1.5.2.

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Arnaud Weil
Arnaud Weil

Arnaud Weil is a born developer: when he was a kid he was controlling his electric train using an Atari ST and some self-made electronics, then as a teenager created and distributed worldwide one of the first Web browsers for some of the first pocket computers, when the Web was just beginning. In fact, he loves coding.

Turning a passion into a career, Arnaud has been coding all kinds of applications from factory tools to smartphone applications to house control solutions. His status as a freelancer allows him to help his clients with many different projects.

But what Arnaud enjoys most is helping other developers: that's why he teaches, speaks, and writes books.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 What this book is not
    • 1.2 Prerequisites
    • 1.3 How to read this book
    • 1.4 Tools you need
    • 1.5 Source code
  • 2. Why Meteor ?
    • 2.1 How I felt in love with Meteor
    • 2.2 Why is Meteor so productive?
    • 2.3 Where is the catch?
  • 3. Beginning with Meteor
    • 3.1 Setting up your development machine
    • 3.2 Creating a meteor application
    • 3.3 What are those files ?
    • 3.4 Meteor is listening to your code
    • 3.5 The HTML file
    • 3.6 It’s your turn to code: do-it-yourself
    • 3.7 Exercise - Create the application
    • 3.8 Exercise solution
  • 4. Blaze, Spacebars and reactivity
    • 4.1 Spacebars
    • 4.2 Where does the data come from?
    • 4.3 Helpers
    • 4.4 Client and server code
    • 4.5 Organizing things
    • 4.6 Exercise - Display the current time
    • 4.7 Exercise solution
    • 4.8 Reactivity
    • 4.9 Available blocks
    • 4.10 Template events
    • 4.11 Data context
  • 5. Managing data from a MongoDB database
    • 5.1 What is MongoDB?
    • 5.2 Collections
    • 5.3 Exercise - Manually create a news collection in MongoDB
    • 5.4 Exercise solution
    • 5.5 Mongo.Collection
    • 5.6 Exercise: Display the news
    • 5.7 Exercise solution
    • 5.8 Query selectors
    • 5.9 Updating data with a Mongo.Collection
    • 5.10 Exercise: Enable adding a piece of news
    • 5.11 Exercise solution
    • 5.12 Exercise: Enable users to delete news
    • 5.13 Exercise solution
  • 6. Packages: admin dashboard, navigation, validation, forms generation
    • 6.1 What are packages
    • 6.2 Searching for and installing packages
    • 6.3 Back-office management
    • 6.4 Exercise: Create back-office for data management
    • 6.5 Exercise solution
    • 6.6 Navigation
    • 6.7 Exercise: Enable routing and create a layout
    • 6.8 Exercise solution
    • 6.9 Schemas, validation
    • 6.10 Exercise: Create a collection and schema for the products
    • 6.11 Exercise solution
    • 6.12 CRUD forms generation
    • 6.13 Exercise: Create GUI for the user to display and add products with validation
    • 6.14 Exercise solution
    • 6.15 Bootstrap
    • 6.16 Exercise: Add some style to the application
    • 6.17 Exercise solution
  • 7. Accounts: user management
    • 7.1 Meteor’s account system
    • 7.2 Exercise: Secure the products management
    • 7.3 Exercise solution
  • 8. Going further
    • 8.1 MiniMongo: you don’t even need MongoDB
    • 8.2 Exercise: Create and manage a shopping cart
    • 8.3 Exercise solution
    • 8.4 Getting out of prototyping
    • 8.5 Exercise: Remove the autopublish package
    • 8.6 Exercise solution
    • 8.7 Exercise: Remove the insecure package
    • 8.8 Exercise solution
  • Definitions
    • Bundling
    • Minification
    • npm
    • Spacebars
  • A word from the author
  • The Learn collection

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