Building an intelligent backend, should I relook at meteor?


#1

Dabbled in Meteor a bit 2 years ago, but left it to focus on native mobile. Currently am working on a unique project that basically needs a smart application (simple machine learning and neural networking) to power a few mobile frontends.

Currently looking at my options:

I figured building it on Googles App Engine might be beneficial, but the lack of support and terrible documentation were offputting.

I also looked at building a nodejs app and hosting it somewhere and going from there.

Then theres meteor (which I know uses node internally) which I have a bit more familiarty with then the previous two. So is meteor capable of powering a backend as described above? What would my stack look like? Would it be defined to the meteor ecosystem?


#2

In Meteor 1.3 you can use any NPM package, and deploying a production app is easy with Galaxy. So I’d say it’s a great choice over plain node! Any thing you can do in node you can do in meteor too.


#3

And usually easier, too!

The only issue (until 1.4?) may be the level of node supported.


#4

Here you mean “version” I assume? Because “level” implies that some npm modules cannot be installed. As far as I’m aware, there are no specific modules that cannot be used in an Meteor project.


#5

Correct.