The curious case of the unknowing leaky Meteor security

When you get started with Meteor.js, one of the first things you learn about is how easy it is to add user accounts. Something like meteor add accounts-ui and meteor add accounts-password will get you going. So little effort to gain all that functionality so quickly! But, there is…

Facebook to acquire Meteor

EDIT TL:DR This post was a joke for April Fools Day 2015. Please read it with the jest I intended it for. Meteor, an open sourced full stack javascript framework, will now be under the watchful eye of Facebook following a recent acquisition. The acquisition comes hot on the…

Environment Settings and Security with Meteor.js

The other day a curious conversation popped up in the Meteor.js Club chat room about how to handle different Stripe keys based on environment. The conversation puzzled me because Meteor settings should be set by the environment and you shouldn't need if/else statements around your settings to detect…

Using MongoDB geospatial index with Meteor.js

Building a location query for your Meteor app will require a few steps to get going. I hit a few snags along the way when building my example app for my recent O'Reilly webcast, so I thought I would share some of the important points so maybe someone can avoid…

Cucumber.js and Meteor - The why and how of it

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there was a young programmer getting started in his professional programming career. If I had access to a Tardis, I would go back and tell that young programmer (me, if that wasn't obvious) the most important things in programming…

Getting started with Meteor.js

Below is a guest post from Ben Strahan, a meteor.js club member. He put together a great post and I really wanted to share it with the whole Meteor.js Club! How do I become a web app developer - Meteor style What does an aspiring web developer need…

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