Below we provide a detailed list of features for the Meteor framework. With so many advantages it’s easy to see why so many developers prefer this platform.
Meteor framework basics
Meteor is a collection of tools and libraries designed to streamline the development of websites. Rapid prototyping with Meteor and the resulting cross-platform code provides benefits on the web, Android, and iOS.
Meteor’s top features
Meteor offers built-in security features for your applications. The features are comprehensive enough that most security concerns are eliminated.
Isomorphic package system
Code for the client, the server, and the mobile apps can all be found in a single Meteor package. An autocomplete package like this often includes both server and client code to easily search a collection and display the results.
Integrated front end library
To be a complete MV* front-end framework, Meteor uses both your existing front-end library and its library (Blaze), which is integrated into the framework.
Powerful performance monitoring tools
Kadira, a tool built for Meteor apps, is great for keeping tabs on how applications are doing in terms of speed. It measures resources, including CPU, RAM, subscription latency, throughput, and more.
Meteor’s developer community has produced a helpful tool for debugging Meteor applications, one that can remove collections on your behalf, display client-side documents, let you manage subscriptions, and make changes to the displayed documents. Plus, there’s excellent support for server-side debugging. WebStorm has also provided full support for Meteor, including debugging capabilities.
Framework for real-time testing
A standardized testing framework, named Velocity, is also part of the official Meteor package. Jasmine or Mocha syntax, in conjunction with Velocity, provides instantaneous unit testing. When code is saved, tests are immediately executed, with the result displayed as a green dot or red dot in the top right corner of the app.
Seamless communication between client and server
Meteor is developed on top of the Node.js and jQuery frameworks on the client side. Meteor makes it possible for the client and the server to share data in real-time in a seamless manner. Meteor will take care of everything for you automatically. There’s no need for you to create any code for a REST API or a pub/sub.
Removes the necessity of actively searching for a database
Because of its high level of scalability, eBay, FIFA, Adobe, Craigslist, McAfee, and Foursquare, are among the companies that utilize MongoDB to store petabytes of data and carry out billions of operations per day. Since Meteor uses MongoDB, there is no need to use a different NoSQL database.
Once new information is available, the client will simulate a quick server response and instantly update itself if the previous state is different. It’s a latency compensation strategy that helps prevent delays.