Meteor Security 101

When I was part of the team at Differential, we spent a lot of time thinking about best practices with a focus security and the implications of the data we exposed in publications. Having recently worked on projects that weren't build by Differential, I am starting to be exposed to…

Meteor and Mongo Performance

I've had some questions from my Mastering Meteor.js students about Mongo performance and concerns around things like replica performance and data integrity. So I decided to turn to my good Meteor buddy, Arunoda, because I know he is running a pretty hefty Meteor site (Kadira) that deals with large…

How to optimize your Mongo database for Meteor.js

I recently have switched to doing freelance work and one of the companies I am doing work for is MeetingHero. They have a Meteor app that allows people to collaborate in real time to build a meeting agenda, record notes and decisions, and create action items while you are in…

Meteor and Angular - a match made in heaven?

Meteor and Angular I've only had one occasion to really try out Angular to see what I thought of it, I had an experienced friend come over and pair with me through building my first screen using Rails 3.2 and Angular. Since the first time trying Angular, I fell…

How to scale a meteor.js app

Having helped setup and deploy 40 apps with my old team, I've learned a trick or two about what it takes to handle some traffic. Meteor is a little different than traditional 'static html' frameworks. The Meteor platform uses things like web sockets, DDP, and a pub/sub model to…

Where is the ORM in Meteor?

Coming from Ruby on Rails, I really missed having an ORM available to me when I was working in Meteor.js. They offer a basic db layer called Collections, but it feels a little thin when you are first getting started. It leaves you wanting an easy way to decorate…

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