Meteor is an ultra-simple environment for building modern web applications.
With Meteor you write apps:
- that send data over the wire, rather than HTML
- using your choice of popular open-source libraries
Please, do not share or blog about Meteor yet. It is experimental, pre-release software. We hope it shows the direction of our thinking, and much of it will to change. We'd love to hear your feedback.
Documentation is available at http://preview.meteor.com/
Install Meteor (only OS X, for now):
curl -sL bit.ly/n122Iu | /bin/sh
Create a project:
meteor create try-meteor
cd try-meteor meteor
Deploy it to the world, for free:
meteor deploy try-meteor.meteor.com
If you want to run on the bleeding edge, or help develop Meteor, you can run Meteor directly from a git checkout.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:meteor/meteor.git cd meteor
If you're the sort of person who likes to build everything from scratch, you can build all the Meteor dependencies (node.js, npm, mongodb, etc) with the provided script. If you do not run this script, Meteor will automatically download pre-compiled binaries when you first run it.
# OPTIONAL ./admin/generate-dev-bundle.sh
Now you can run meteor directly from the checkout (if you did not build the dependency bundle above, this will take a few moments to download a pre-build version).
Or install to
/usr/local like the normal install process. This
meteor to be in your
./install.sh meteor --help
Get in touch! We'd love to hear what you think. You can get involved in several ways: