Building an admin app as a microservice with Meteor.js

I recently launched my Mastering Meteor.js video course, and the site is using a platform that Sam Hatoum and I recently rebuilt (mostly Sam, haha). Our focus was building a well-tested Meteor application that is an open-sourced learning tool for Meteor fans. The open-sourced app is also used to…

Why Meteor needs a conference

Maybe you've seen recently that I decided to throw a Meteor conference... I've received a few questions about it, so I thought it would be good to address some of those. Conferences ignite communities My biggest reason for wanting to see a conference thrown is it stokes a fire in…

SSL and Meteor.js

SSL and Meteor.js I had an interesting question the other day about Crater.io - 'What is the point of adding SSL to Crater, isn't all that data public and not sensitive?'. I realized that I've never seen anyone talk much about SSL and why you should use…

Easily debugging meteor.js

I recently read a post that talked about how Meteor, especially the server side, is hard to debug. I highly disagree with that statement. I actually think debugging is easier than in most languages that I've tried. Since I seem to think it is easy but others don't, it is…

Fat Models, Skinny Templates

I never kept it a big secret that I came from a long history of building Rails apps. I was a big fan of the 'Skinny Controller, Fat Model' paradigm when Jamis Buck posted it. The post deals with the idea that your HTML gets hard to read when you…

Meteor Security 201

Remember when we talked about some simple security for Meteor? Let's continue discussing more advanced topics - we'll call this Meteor Security 201! Publications are the heart & soul of your application. Consequently, publications are where security can most easily be defeated. Understandably, this may seem strange to people coming…

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