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Mastering Meteor: Powerful Reactive Applications with Full-Stack JavaScript

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Course Description

Master one of the most exciting full-stack JavaScript platforms to build powerful, reactive applications

About This Video

  • Dive deep into Meteor and discover how it can be used as a powerful engine to develop virtually any application
  • Immerse yourself in full-stack JavaScript and understand how much easier development can be by using JavaScript everywhere
  • Learn by doing—build a complex, feature-rich application and go further by integrating it with other frameworks

In Detail

Meteor is a powerful platform that enables end-to-end, client and server-side web application development entirely in JavaScript. It enters as an alternative to popular full-stack options such as MEAN and offers developers the opportunity to vastly simplify development concerns while building applications on the run. Meteor's reactive approach to development makes good to create real-time applications with, and the platform provides an excellent option for deployment to mobile.

      After taking this course, you will be able to:

      • This course gets right under the hood of the Meteor platform, demonstrating how to take advantage of its powerful development engine to build exciting, versatile applications.

      • We start by carefully designing an application structure, building a single page layout with multipage routing, and adding authentication. We’ll expose database data, and then look at how to work with subscriptions and queries. Then, we dive into the options for templating, with a look at dynamic Blaze templates and the Spacebars templating language. You’ll learn event handling and then test our application using Cucumber and Jasmine. After that, we deploy our application locally on the Meteor server, and then to Amazon to set it up for frequent updates and hot code deployment. Finally, you’ll learn how to work with third-party integrations, and set up REST endpoints to interact with other external services such as PayPal.

      • This course will help you to work at your own pace while mastering the patterns used to define all of the critical pieces of a web application.

      This course is for professionals within the following business functions:

      • Everyone is welcome in this course.

          1. Introduction and Structure - 10 Minutes

            1. The Course Overview
            2. What Is Meteor?
            3. Scaffolding
          2. Routing and Layout - 16 Minutes

            1. Single Page Applications
            2. Routing URLs
            3. Callback Methods
          3. Roles and Authorization - 28 Minutes

            1. Authentication
            2. User Profile and Avatars
            3. Add Roles and Authorization
          4. Collections and Publications - 22 Minutes

            1. Defining a Collection
            2. Forcing Server-side Operations
            3. Hooks, Helpers, and Relationships
          5. Subscriptions and Queries - 15 Minutes 

            1. Subscriptions and Queries
            2. Route-based Subscriptions
            3. Complex Query Syntax
          6. Templates and Spacebars - 20 Minutes 

            1. Templates Expressions
            2. Reusable Components
            3. Helper Functions
            4. Using Variables for Application State
          7. Helpers and Events - 14 Minutes

            1. Data Context and Helpers
            2. Best Practices
            3. Template Events
          8. Server Methods - 20 Minutes

            1. Invoking Methods from the Client
            2. Securing Data on the Server
            3. Validation
            4. CRUD Functions
          9. Testing Your Application - 8 Minutes

            1. Types of Testing
            2. Writing Useful Tests
          10. Deploying Your Application - 14 Minutes

            1. Deploying Locally
            2. Deploying to the Meteor Server
            3. Deploying to the Amazon EC2 Instance
            4. Update Your Deployed Application
          11. Troubleshooting Meteor - 8 Minutes

            1. Client Debugging
            2. Server Debugging
          12. Integrating Other Frameworks - 23 Minutes

            1. Adding PayPal Integration
            2. Connecting to a REST Endpoint
            3. More in Meteor

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