Hence, Meteor.js framework was born which fulfilled much of the requirements of modern developers. Meero.js not only provides advanced features but also has good documentation and learning resources.
1) Full-Stack Solution:
MEAN stack is just an instance of using a combination of technologies (MongoDB, Angular.js, Express.js and Node.js) and it cannot be called a framework. When using MEAN stack, developers are required to perform synchronization between Node.js and MongoDB as well as between Express.js and Angular.js.
On the other hand, Meteor offers a full-stack solution for developing and deploying web applications. Meteor comes bundled with several built-in features, such as reactive templates, automatic CSS and JS minification on the production server and hot code reload. Its cloud platform, Galaxy, is quite powerful for deploying, scaling and monitoring client applications. It also offers useful client-side technologies, including templates, helpers and events.
2) Development Ecosystem:
Meteor allows using the same code on the front-end and the back-end as well as for mobile and web applications. It prevents developers from requiring to install and configure different libraries, module managers, APIs, drivers and more.
4) Front-end Solution:
Meteor offers Blaze.js, a front-end development framework. Though, it is not an advanced framework, it offers some good features. But, Meteor also integrates with popular modern front-end frameworks like Backbone.js in order to yield better results.
Meteor offers isomorphic APIs that communicate between front-end and back-end. This allows developers to handle client-server management and server-session management with ease. Data communication between client and server happens automatically without having to write any boilerplate code.
5) Database Integration:
6) Live Reload:
Another prominent feature of Meteor.js is its integrated live-browser reloading. Whenever there are any development changes to make on the front-end, it automatically reloads the live web page. Live reloading also allows refreshing only the required DOM elements on the web page without making an entire page to reload in spite of any dependent changes to data on the back-end or front-end.
7) Custom Package Manager:
One can use NPM modules (98,000+ modules) with Meteor but it has also got its own custom Package Manager which features the necessary NPM functionalities and some additional functionalities. Meteor’s official repository of Meteor packages named as atmosphere.js features more than 2,600 smart packages.
Meteor has a built-in package to handle pre-processing and custom user authentication for Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google and more. Moreover, it also comes with requisite packages for popular frameworks like Backbone.js, Bootstrap and jQuery.
Mobile development with Meteorjs offers support for apps through Cordova phonegap integration. You can easily develop and deploy Android and iOS apps.
To sum up, the Meteor ecosystem has an isomorphic API (application programming interface) which links together all the components within the Meteor ecosystem as well as integrates with third-party packages, tools and managers. Moreover, you have a choice to deploy Meteor apps using Meteor or any other service provider. You can also deploy your Meteor apps to your own server as well.