10 Insightful Tutorials for Meteor Developers

We are well underway to covering the most crucial and essential parts of the Meteor learning process, besides this resourceful post, we’ve covered the most essential Meteor courses for getting you started quickly and easily, there was a roundup of best Meteor books in which the community jumped in to give their support, and before that we covered the best Meteor learning communities to have the support at your disposal at any time of the day.

It’s fair to say that the Meteor community is still developing very much, and the available resources are growing at a very intermediate rate. Tutorials such as this one from Scotch.io about creating a Slack clone with Meteor are the real golden stuff that you want to look for, since they really outline how things are possible to be built, and how to take that knowledge and implement in your future apps.

In the following roundup of tutorials, I’m hoping to outline the Meteor tutorials that will get you on the right track in terms of learning the essential insights about the framework, so that you can move on and code your own stuff freely, but either way it is always nice to combine tutorials with all other possible resources, and you also get to experience the framework from the point of view of different developers.

I don’t think there’s a need for images of the posts that we’re linking to, both the header of each tutorial and also the added description should be enough to understand what the tutorial is going to be about, on top of that — please recommend your own tutorials, or tutorials that didn’t make the list but you thought should.

1. Diving into MeteorJS

It is a bit outdated and old by now, but there’s a comment that was added three weeks ago explaining the changes and so the tutorial still remains as an excellent primer. The primary goal of the tutorial is to explain how data sending and receiving works with Meteor. I also recommend to stick around the Modus Create blog since those guys have a lot on their mind that they want to share with the community, and the content is truly unique.

2. What’s This Meteor Thing?

I’m pretty sure this is even older tutorial than the first one, but yet again it covers the essential ground in a way that no other tutorial does, and there are many comments that beginner Meteor developers are going to find helpful and insightful, and you can always leave new comments as well.

3. Prototyping With Meteor

Meteor is rapidly fast, which makes prototyping a real breeze. This particular tutorial aims to teach you how to create a HTML wireframe that you can turn into a full-fledged application without any extra hassle. The wireframe is going to be one of a chatroom app, the whole process allows to build the prototype into a live app.

4. Creating a Multi-Page Site with Meteor

I think that definitely, one of the things that got me hooked on Meteor was the amount of time it required to create live applications, real apps that could be deployed on a server without having to think twice. In this tutorial, the author takes a look at developing a library that not only can differentiate between the different URIs, but one that takes advantage of Meteor’s core features.

5. Building an App in 45 Minutes with Meteor

As I said above, Meteor is wonderful for building apps on the go. This tutorial is simply amazing because it dives so deep into the way things connect with each other on the Meteor framework. The goal of this tutorial is to build an application that would allow you to login into your Twitter account and have your profile listed on a single page. Sounds simple, but a few things go into the process of doing that.

6. Building a Web App From Scratch in Meteor

A few of the tutorials we have on the list are purely focused on building apps from the very scratch, but what’s great about that is that it also gives you ideas and inspiration to work on your own stuff. None of the tutorials share the same ideas, so it’s always nice to get all of the angles — as it helps to build your own stuff a lot easier.

7. Meteor.js in Action: Create an App, Test With Laika

Great and in-depth tutorial that covers each feature of the application step-by-step, and further goes deeper to explain how to use the Laika framework to test your applications. Especially for a framework like Meteor where reactivity and load-balancing is so essential.

8. Real-Time Messaging for Meteor With Meteor Streams

How much more real-time can Meteor get? Try this tutorial to gain deeper understanding of Meteor Streams and how to implement them into your live messaging/data apps. Meteor is amazing at updating data across dozens of clients in real-time. But you already knew that.

9. Iron-Router Tutorial

For a long time, frameworks such as Meteor proposed a big difficulty in terms of being applications that would be received by search engines, and thus generate search engine traffic. Many companies faded away because of this very reason, but these days packages such as Iron-Router makes things very easy and search engine friendly. It’s essential to learn Iron-Router if you want to use permalinks and custom pathways in your apps, and of course you do.

10. Meteor Methods

Methods can get a bit tricky, especially on the client and server side, and for that reason it is essential to have a tutorial at your hand that explains things from all the sides of view, because not always it is easy to understand what exactly the documentation says.

11. How To Add a Twitter Login System to Your Meteor Application with Smart Packages

The last tutorial on our list is all about social integration within your apps. I’ve never seen a framework where building an app and integrating social media instantly takes less than two minutes. It almost sounds like it is too easy, doesn’t it.

Insightful Tutorials for Meteor Developers

At the end of the day, it’s good to know the basics and learn how things really work, especially if you plan spending time learning about this framework and all that it has to offer. Combined with the resources we’ve already covered, you will be well underway to undertake your journey as a professional Meteor developer.