First Impressions of Meteor

It's about 12:30 AM, Dec. 10th, and I just finished up the todo list tutorial for Meteor.  I liked it!  It was fun and users were right about Meteor.  It made things easier and quicker to start a project.  It reminded me of Ruby on Rails.  The tutorial only took a few hours, although it could have taken a bit less but I was watching a movie while working on it.  The tutorial is here at for using React.  They also do have the todo list tutorial for Angular and Blaze.

The app was simple enough that when they moved to the user account and authentication part, it was easy to follow and understand also.  That was definitely a plus because I've been thinking about how to manage user accounts with JavaScript stacks and haven't really done much in that area.  Even for a beginner like me with React, I could understand and follow along with the tutorial.  They didn't overload the tutorial with too much information either, but sometimes I felt like they didn't have enough information so I had to look it up myself.  

I looked around the API and they have great documentation too.  I think I will try to incorporate my prototype React app into Meteor and see how it fairs from there.  

If you haven't checked it out yet, do so at!