By October 3, 2013

Meteor.js Fundamentals for Single Page Applications

Well I finally did it…

Ding! 50!

My latest Pluralsight course, Meteor.js Fundamentals for Single Page Applications, is my 50th course since I started this wild ride about 2 and a half years ago.

This course was a really fun course to put together, because Meteor is just an awesome platform.  After using Meteor, I actually am starting to like JavaScript.  I really like the idea of being able to build an entire application in a single language and to be able to use a single platform that takes care of all the plumbing for me.

The technology is still in its infancy, but I think it has huge potential.  Not very often I get this excited about a technology.


And here is the official course description:

Meteor is an exciting web development platform that has the potential to change the way you develop single page web applications.

Unfortunately, since Meteor is so new, there isn’t a large amount of information available to learn how to develop applications with it.

This course is designed to take you through the full process of developing a complete single page application in Meteor using JavaScript and deploying that application to a real production system.

We’ll start off by learning about what Meteor is and learning about the technologies that Meteor uses.

Then, we’ll dig deep into Meteor to demystify the “magic” around it and discover how Meteor is able to do so much with so little code.

Then, we’ll actually create our first Meteor application and along the way we’ll cover some of the code concepts of Meteor needed to create a basic Meteor application.

Once we have the basics down, we’ll expand our application and discover some of the more advanced concepts of the platform that really allows us to utilize the power of Meteor.

Finally, we’ll go beyond Meteor as we learn how to deploy our application to both the Meteor servers and a Linux machine in the cloud and also discover how to use community created extensions to do things like add routing to our application.

So, if you are interested in Meteor and want to see how you can create single page applications entirely in JavaScript with relatively little code, compared to other solutions, check out this course.

About the author

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and a life coach for software developers. He is the best selling author of the book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."