meteor

Meteor is an ultra-simple environment for building modern web applications.

Meteor

Meteor is an ultra-simple environment for building modern web applications.

With Meteor you write apps:

  • in pure Javascript
  • that send data over the wire, rather than HTML
  • using your choice of popular open-source libraries

Documentation is available at http://docs.meteor.com/

Install Meteor:

curl https://install.meteor.com | /bin/sh

Create a project:

meteor create try-meteor

Run it:

cd try-meteor
meteor

Deploy it to the world, for free:

meteor deploy try-meteor.meteor.com

If you want to run on the bleeding edge, or help develop Meteor, you can run Meteor directly from a git checkout.

git clone git://github.com/meteor/meteor.git
cd meteor

If you're the sort of person who likes to build everything from scratch, you can build all the Meteor dependencies (node.js, npm, mongodb, etc) with the provided script. If you do not run this script, Meteor will automatically download pre-compiled binaries when you first run it.

# OPTIONAL
./admin/generate-dev-bundle.sh

Now you can run meteor directly from the checkout (if you did not build the dependency bundle above, this will take a few moments to download a pre-build version).

./meteor --help

Or install to /usr/local like the normal install process. This will cause meteor to be in your PATH.

./install.sh
meteor --help

After installing, you can read the docs locally. The /docs directory is a meteor application, so simply change into the /docs directory and launch the app:

cd docs/
meteor

You'll then be able to read the docs locally in your browser at http://localhost:3000/

Building an application with Meteor?

  • Announcement list: sign up at http://www.meteor.com/
  • Ask a question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/meteor
  • Meteor help and discussion mailing list: https://groups.google.com/group/meteor-talk
  • IRC: #meteor on irc.freenode.net

Interested in contributing to Meteor?

  • Core framework design mailing list: https://groups.google.com/group/meteor-core
  • Contribution guidelines: https://github.com/meteor/meteor/wiki