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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

Try the getting started tutorial.

Next, read the guide or the reference documentation at

Quick Start

On Windows, simply go to and use the Windows installer.

On Linux/macOS, use this line:

curl | sh

Create a project:

meteor create try-meteor

Run it:

cd try-meteor

Slow Start (for developers)

If you want to run on the bleeding edge, or help contribute to Meteor, you can run Meteor directly from a Git checkout using these steps:

  1. Clone from GitHub

    $ git clone --recursive
    $ cd meteor
    Important note about Git submodules!

    This repository uses Git submodules. If you clone without the --recursive flag, re-fetch with git pull or experience "Depending on unknown package" errors, run the following in the repository root to sync things up again:

    $ git submodule update --init --recursive
  2. (Optional) Compile dependencies

    This optional step requires a C and C++ compiler, autotools, and scons. If this step is skipped, Meteor will simply download pre-built binaries.

    To build everything from scratch (node, npm, mongodb, etc.) run the following:

    $ ./scripts/ # OPTIONAL!
  3. Run a Meteor command to install dependencies

    If you did not compile dependencies above, this will also download the binaries.

    $ ./meteor --help
  4. Ready to Go!

    Your local Meteor checkout is now ready to use! You can use this ./meteor anywhere you would normally call the system meteor. For example,:

    $ cd my-app/
    $ /path/to/meteor-checkout/meteor run

    Note: When running from a git checkout, you cannot pin apps to specific Meteor releases or change the release using --release.

Uninstalling Meteor

Aside from a short launcher shell script, Meteor installs itself inside your home directory. To uninstall Meteor, run:

rm -rf ~/.meteor/
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/meteor

On Windows, just run the uninstaller from your Control Panel.

Developer Resources

Building an application with Meteor?

Interested in contributing to Meteor?

We are hiring! Visit to learn more about working full-time on the Meteor project.