May

How a Hackathon Broke Healthcare Barriers for Houston Children

Our official partner Poetic Systems recently teamed up with The Hacker Society to build a Meteor app tracking pediatric clinic locations for Houston’s Ronald McDonald House. This guest post recaps the hackathon that made it happen!

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May

Contributing to Meteor Documentation

If you’ve been developing in Meteor, you may have noticed we recently launched a brand-new, shiny design for our documentation and guide sites.

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Apart from being easy on the eyes (and infinitely more discoverable by Google search) the new docs site was created with the principal aim of being easier to contribute to. You’ll notice a prominent “edit on GitHub” link on each page, which you can use to send fixes to documentation content or suggest improvements.

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May

New in Galaxy: Automated SSL, European Access, and Reserved Pricing

Since announcing Galaxy for everyone in early March, we’ve been working with thousands of customers like NitroLabs (builder of the popular LuminPDF app) to make their Meteor app deployments effortless and more reliable.

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May

How we built a next-gen car configurator for Mazda using Meteor and React

This is a guest post by Rahul Choudhury & Laurens van den Oever of Q42, a Dutch tech agency with offices in Mountain View, The Hague and Amsterdam. Q42 is an Official Meteor Partner.

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May

Tuning Meteor Mongo Livedata for Scalability

New performance tuning parameters have shipped in 1.3

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May

Mobile improvements in Meteor 1.3

Meteor has enabled you to build mobile apps from the same codebase you use to create regular web apps for quite some time. With a few simple commands, you can take an existing app and run it on a mobile device. By using a set of standard APIs, you can take advantage of native device features not usually available to web apps. This is made possible by integrating with Cordova, a well-known Apache open source project that bundles your web app into a native app.

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Apr

Full app testing in Meteor

With the release of Meteor 1.3, we’re excited about one feature in particular that will make a new style of testing within your Meteor apps possible—the full app test. We think this feature is something unique to a full stack framework like Meteor which enables a whole new style of testing.

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Mar

Announcing Meteor 1.3 - ES2015 Modules, App Testing, Mobile Improvements and More

Today we’re excited to announce Meteor 1.3, the latest release of the Meteor JavaScript application platform. The focus of this major release is to help teams with production applications manage, scale, and test their Meteor codebases, and to continue our work to align the Meteor platform with the latest innovations in JavaScript. Run meteor update to upgrade existing apps or visit the Meteor install page if you’re just getting started.

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Mar

Meteor in Flip Flops

The Idea

By day Maciej Nowakowski works in finance as an interest rate trader, but by night he is a self-taught amateur coder. Over the past few years, he has spent most of his free time learning to code. Starting with Ruby on Rails, he began working on a personal project and quickly realised that reactivity is a must, and Ruby on Rails did not match this criteria.

After scouring the Internet and doing a lot of research, he came across Meteor. Even though Maciej quickly gained a lot of knowledge searching for answers to tough questions on Google and Stack Overflow became a tedious process.

Maciej thought that he would benefit more from dedicated Meteor training, without the distractions of everyday life. Having a space where he could purely focus, together with like-minded people, on upskilling intrigued him. The idea of Meteor in Flip Flops was born: a  week-long training boot camp where participants spend their time learning and coding together in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Mar

Congratulations to the Winners of the Meteor Web Development Scholarship Program for High School Girls

After an extremely competitive selection process last fall, we’re proud to announce the winners of the Meteor Web Development Scholarship Program. This scholarship program, made possible through a partnership with the Flatiron School, a coding academy with online and in-person classes in New York City, awards 15 full-ride scholarships to high school-aged girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. From April 4 through June 24, 2016, these girls will be enrolled in The Flatiron School’s Intro to Web Development and Design program and will learn about HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and UI/UX design.

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