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Meteor (web framework)

Developer(s) Meteor Development Group
Initial release 2012 (2012)
Stable release 1.2 / September 21, 2015[1]
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Type JavaScript framework
License MIT License
Website .commeteor

Meteor, or MeteorJS is an open-source JavaScript web application framework[2] written using Node.js. Meteor allows for rapid prototyping and produces cross-platform (web, Android, iOS) code. It integrates with MongoDB and uses the Distributed Data Protocol and a publish–subscribe pattern to automatically propagate data changes to clients without requiring the developer to write any synchronization code. On the client, Meteor depends on jQuery and can be used with any JavaScript UI widget library.

Meteor is developed by the Meteor Development Group. The startup was incubated by Y Combinator[3] and received $11.2MM in funding from Andreessen Horowitz in July 2012.[4]


Meteor was first introduced in December 2011 under the name Skybreak.[5][6]

In October 2014, Meteor Development Group acquired Y Combinator alum FathomDB, with the goal of expanding Meteor's database support.[7]


  • Turnbull, David - Your First Meteor Application: A Complete Beginner's Guide to the Meteor JavaScript Framework (2014)[8]
  • Coleman, Tom; Sacha, Grief - Discover Meteor (2014)[9]
  • Hochhaus, Stephan; Schoebel, Manuel - Meteor in Action (2014)[10]
  • Susiripala, Arunoda - Bulletproof Meteor (2014)[11]
  • Susiripala, Arunoda - Meteor Explained - A Journey Into Meteor’s Reactivity (2014)[12]
  • Strack, Isaac - Getting started with Meteor.js JavaScript framework (2012)[13]


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  5. ^ Skybreak is now Meteor
  6. ^ Meteor: Etherpad Founder & Other Rockstars Team Up To Make Web App Development A Breeze
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External links

  • Official website
  • Meteor on Twitter
  • - Meteor News
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