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Feathers makes extensive use of modules (which are called Feathers services). These services work like ExpressJS middleware and can be used with app.use('/path', serviceObject). Services help developers keep their applications modular and as minimal as possible, without any unnecessary libraries or bloat. See More
Feather can sync events happening in two different Node processes or even servers in real-time. For example: an event happens in server A, the user connected to server B is instantly notified of that event. This is done through a central Redis or Mongo collection or through a websocket libraries' clustering library. See More
Database collection subscriptions when partially loaded on one view might get added as it is to other view subscription to same collection. That means you need to properly manage subscription with strict conditions to same collection on different UI. This becomes annoying when you see unwanted data on other view, which might be raised as a bug by client. See More
A Meteor package can supply code for both the client and the server, and for mobile (Cordova) apps. For example, an autocomplete package supplies both server code to search a collection, and client code to display the results. The mdg:camera package supports the native camera if the app is built for mobile, or the HTML getUserMedia API to take pictures from the browser. See More
Every time a change in the source file is saved, all connected clients will refresh automatically - browser tabs, mobile apps running in the simulator or on the physical device. Or, deploy a Meteor app (meteor deploy myapp) and all clients, plus all mobile apps with the server set to myapp.meteor.com will automatically reload to use the code changes. This drastically reduces the development cycle for apps in the App Store, where a regular update can wait for one to two weeks before being approved. See More
Meteor does not have support for server-side rendering of views, which is extremely helpful when it comes to SEO. However, there's a third-party server-side rendering package available for download. The Meteor team has also said that server-side rendering is on the roadmap. Though lately Google has announced that the search engine can render JS and CSS files just like modern web browsers See More
Meteor is built on top of Node.js and jQuery on the client. Meteor enables the client and server to communicate data seamlessly, in real-time. You don't have to write any REST API or pub/sub code - Meteor takes care of it all automatically for you. See More
Meteor also has an official testing framework called Velocity. Velocity enables real-time unit testing and integration with Jasmine or Mocha syntax. Tests are automatically run when code is saved and the testing result is indicated by a green or red dot in the upper right corner of the app. See More
The community behind Meteor has created a useful application for debugging Meteor apps that will automatically delete collections and display client-side documents, allow you to control subscriptions and lets you modify the documents. Meteor also has great support for server-side debugging, and WebStorm has also released full support for Meteor, including debugging capabilities. See More
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