Has anyone built applications using Aurelia and also in Meteor - can they give a comparison?
But you can use Aurelia together with Meteor.
Reason for the indecision is that I don’t really need DDP, i.e. my application does not need realtime notification of data changes, just the ability to save forms when submitted and make data requests when needed. Hence, I was looking at and alternative framework to use with API endpoints, for example. Suggestions welcome
Yeah, in your case, I don’t really see the reason to stick to Meteor.
Aurelia + PHP/Python/Ruby/Node/whatever backend that provides API and support for PostgreSQL will be fine for this job. Good luck with your project.
Before I disappear down that rabbit hole, can the DDP in Meteor simply be paused/bypassed to still be able to use Meteor simply for the front-end part and call API endpoints?
Conversly, is it possible to have small amounts of reactivity from within an Aurelia-centric application?
The ‘frontend’ part of meteor is basically
- minimongo which is fed through DDP with pub/sub of sub-collections that you want to be client-side queryable and
- Blaze which has, as much as everyone is still denying it, gone out the door.
featherjs could be the one you are looking for ; ) supports tons of dbs and is similar to meteor.