Meteor Magic17 Mar 2017
For users who have never been exposed to frameworks, concepts such as reactive variables which can modify elements in real-time or conditional logic in HTML files may seem surprising and enlightening. Similarly, the relationship between accessing elements in collections and their connections to helper functions may seem completely unrelated and confusing. Although the learning curve may be steep, the adoption of the platform may be smoother by accepting the jarring syntax and putting side any prior knowledge of a framework structure. Personally, the best method for learning Meteor was to assume the platform would distort any perceived notion of a framework and instead, conform to the syntax with a fresh mind. After passing the initial learning curve, Meteor’s benefits can be easily utilized to rapidly create web applications instead of worrying about wiring disparate components together.
As a first impression, Meteor seemed intimidating with its complexity. But through time devoted to understanding the framework, syntax, and application structure, Meteor has proved to be an essential tool for creating web applications.