@hwillson makes a great point in this thread when he says:
Meteor is much more than a framework, and can’t be easily fit into any of the survey categories. Let’s look at each category from Meteor’s point of view:
Flavours: Meteor works with the top 4 (ES6, ES5, TypeScript, Flow) and probably the others as well.
Front-end: Meteor works with all of them.
State Management: Meteor works with all of them.
Back-end: I don’t think you can really compare Meteor and the winner Express in the same category. Meteor uses and depends on Connect, which is essentially a scaled down version of Express (actually, connect was a hard dependency of Express until version 4). So while Meteor does well in this category, it essentially includes a large subset of the winner’s functionality as well.
Testing: Meteor works with all of them.
CSS: Meteor works will all of them.
Build Tools: The winner here (npm) is an integral piece of Meteor, and the others can be integrated with Meteor.
Mobile: Meteor works with all of them
I think it’s safe to say that no other piece of JS based technology discussed in the survey results even comes close to matching Meteor’s capabilities when viewed as a whole. Meteor is much more than a framework, a library, a helper … it’s a platform whose capabilities not only allow us to build apps more efficiently, effectively and happily, but also allows us to integrate with all other key pieces of the JS world.
Meteor is, as
@msavin says it that same thread, in a league of its own.
It may be helpful to MDG to position it as such, that is, to communicate the above to potential users.
To begin with, it appears we could name the product category for something that does all these things. Then MDG could market Meteor as the first and market-leading [category name].
Meteor is in a league of its own. What is the name of that league?
Naming products is not my strong suit – but here are a few to potentially get a discussion started.
The Full Stack Builder
The Full Stack Node.js Platform
The Live-Data Node.js App Builder
The Live-Data Node.js Full Stack Builder