When I first heard about meteor about 2 or 3 years ago, I didn’t think much about it besides it was a cool SPA(Single Page Application) solution. I was digging into many SPA solutions when I really wanted to get into front-end development and front end frameworks. Thought I wish I had looked more into how meteor worked back then. Anyways, it’s absolutely amazing!

Our team at Folsom Creative purchased the Discover Meteor Book in hopes of learning a lot of awesome things in Meteor; we did. The entire platform is just awesome and perfect for the things I want to build soon.

Learning meteor was quite simple because I had some familiarity with Ruby on Rails and some other frameworks, plus I already knew JavaScript pretty well. We got the book and I pretty much covered it in about 3 days while building my app (which I will get to in a moment) when I finished a chapter. By adding new features to my app as I went a long really helped me out in learning the framework.

My first order of coding is building Oovre. You know, that thing I tried to build 3 or 4 months ago. Way before I started the blog. It’s a simple publishing plat form to kind of reform the way articles are displayed and written on the web. There is a clean design along with what I’m build to help users write without any distractions(yes… I know, Medium). There are many features that include things that have been implemented in Medium, but there are some really cool editing features that allow you to completely customize the look, feel, and interaction of your article.

So, that’s that…. All in all I love meteor to death right now and I don’t think that will ever change. I might think about doing some kind of blog series about Meteor when I get my new site up(yes I am redesigning this site very soon). Checkout meteor.com for more information on how to get started with meteor or go checkout discover meteor and learn it in a week or less.