Installing Meteor and starting development is fast and uncomplicated. Checkout this < 5 minutes setup and choose your favourite frontend technology.
I. Install Meteor on your system
$ curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh
It comes bundled with
mongo so you don't need to install them manually. Also it won't install them system-wide, so no worries - it won't mess things up.
II. Create a new project
Note: Meteor offers integration for nearly all frontend frameworks/libraries out there, where at least the major ones (including svelte!) are integrated.
a) Default (uses React as default ui library)
$ meteor create my-first-project
b) With TypeScript
$ meteor create --typescript my-first-project
--typescript flag can also be used with other frontend libraries.
c) With Blaze
$ meteor create --blaze my-first-project
Note: although Blaze is not known outside of Meteor it is quite easy to learn and integrates perfectly with Meteor.
d) With Vue
$ meteor create --vue my-first-project
e) With Apollo
$ meteor create --apollo my-first-project
Note: as with typescript this can be combined with several frontends.
f) With Svelte
There is no builtin support yet but it's already easy to setup: Starting with Meteor 2.2 there is also builtin support for svelte:
$ meteor create --svelte my-first-project
g) With Angular
Angular use declined in the Meteor community but there is still a build system with support for Angular.
h) Other frameworks
You can search for integrating other frameworks, too. Anything that's available on NPM can be integrated. However, note that you may have to use a compiler package or write your own.
3. Install packages
$ cd my-first-project $ meteor npm install
4. Run and start coding
$ cd my-first-project # if not already in project folder $ meteor
Where to go from here
Read the guide on the various topics Meteor covers or the docs on specific API functions.
You can discover many packages for Meteor in it's package registry Atmosphere. Note, that there are certain packages, which are semi-officially maintained and improved by the community.
Say hello to the Meteor community in the forums and do not hesitate to ask any question.
If you like to contribute to Meteor you can check out the repositories on GitHub.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Meteor Software, MDG or Tiny. I am a constant Meteor user and active contributor to the Meteor community.
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