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Meteor is an ultra-simple environment for building modern web applications.

With Meteor you write apps:

  • in pure Javascript
  • that send data over the wire, rather than HTML
  • using your choice of popular open-source libraries

Documentation is available at

Quick Start

Install Meteor:

curl | /bin/sh

Create a project:

meteor create try-meteor

Run it:

cd try-meteor

Deploy it to the world, for free:

meteor deploy

Slow Start (for developers)

If you want to run on the bleeding edge, or help develop Meteor, you can run Meteor directly from a git checkout.

git clone 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.


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).

./meteor --help

Or install to /usr/local like the normal install process. This will cause meteor to be in your PATH.

meteor --help

After installing, you can read the docs locally. The /docs directory is a meteor application, so simply change into the /docs directory and launch the app:

cd docs/

You'll then be able to read the docs locally in your browser at http://localhost:3000/

Developer Resources

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