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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Mar

One Galaxy for Everyone


We are excited to announce that Galaxy is now generally available to
everyone. Today, we are releasing Galaxy at a simple, pay-as-you-go price (starts at $0.035/container hour) that delivers reliable cloud hosting with features that simplify devops for anyone building Meteor apps at any scale

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Feb

Matt DeBergalis on Meteor 1.3 and Beyond

We had our biggest event ever at MDG headquarters last week, with 340 RSVPs and a packed house during our tech talks in the evening.  It’s no wonder, what with our stellar lineup of talks: 

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Feb

Meteor + NPM, Meteor + React and more

A good crew of folks stopped by DevShop London this month to give interesting and timely talks about Meteor and the surrounding JavaScript ecosystem. Here’s a recap of the talks from this month. 

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Feb

Housing Hacks: MDG's Guide to the SF Bay Area Housing Hunt

How does a fullstack engineer, new City resident 

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Feb

Scaling sysadmin, Meteor + Electron, Cordova Improvements and more

Our first Meteor Night was a great success, and we were joined by some fine speakers from all over the Meteor community. Everybody had a cool app or interesting project to show us, so let's get right to it. 

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