I have been using meteor since v0.6 or so.
In all these years, Meteor helped me to both find side jobs (aside of studying physics) and bring to life my own ideas. Some of the apps I’ve made have had a reasonable amount of success. In all these years I’ve stayed with meteor since it always changed at a fine, slow speed for me.
But now all my apps are still on version 1.6. The reason is that I cannot have any global variables in later versions. And that bugs me. For instance: I’ve always used the browser console very extensively during development, but now I cannot even access my collections anymore through the console… I do understand that it makes sense to encourage coding practice which aligns more with the rest of the js community. But that does not mean that one has to remove the ability to have global variables.
Maybe I am missing something, and it is still possible. In any case, I wanted to thank everyone for all these pieces of work that were done in support of this wonderful platform. And as for what I need it, there really is nothing quite like it out there still! I believe that Meteor is still uniquely positioned to get you started with some idea at a ridiculous pace.
I have the feeling that over all these years I’ve always just taken stuff, but never given something back. Hopefully that might change at some point.
Thank you and goodbye