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Meteor: A Full-stack JavaScript Framework for Modern App Development

Matt DeBergalis (Meteor)
Front End Libraries, The Server Side, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
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Modern web applications have rich interfaces that redraw in real time, send data over the network instead of HTML, and run most of their code inside the browser. Meteor is a distribution of open-source packages that makes it radically faster to build these apps. Each does one thing, and in the tradition of Unix they are designed to work well together. All the parts you need are there: a reactive template engine, powerful data synchronization primitives, a standard wire protocol, a database API that works the same on both the client and the server, and a cryptographically secure accounts system. This talk will demonstrate making an app from scratch, showing how it all fits together.

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Matt DeBergalis


Matt is an original author of Meteor and founder of the Meteor Development Group. Before founding Meteor, Matt DeBergalis authored ActBlue, the
world’s largest political fundraising platform, raising a quarter of a
billion dollars. Before that, Matt was a kernel hacker: some of his
technical credits include the NeXT port of NetBSD and work on the
NFSv4 and DAFS specifications while at Network Appliance.