If I may compare Meteor to the Game of Thrones (and I think I may) then I am the guy who seems to have missed several recent episodes. Wait, what John Snow died? Oh, now he’s alive? But everyone else is dead?
And rather like GOT, apparently the books aren’t any help any more, either:
I am not a real geek. I needed to develop an app for my business and - after several false starts on other platforms I was captivated by the comparative simplicity and immediacy of Meteor.
Like many others, I am sure, I followed the brilliant Discover Meteor book and within only a few short weeks I had an app that did everything I needed it to do and looked shop-bought.
After 2 years of infrequent tinkering and improvement I have three apps that I (and a few dozen other users) rely upon every day.
About 10 days ago I settled down to write a new app that will eventually help to manage our warehouse. Or so I thought. A brief perusal of my usual resources revealed that nothing is the same, everything has changed and I KNOW NOTHING!
Admittedly, no one is actually dead.
I don’t want to re litigate the whole react v blaze bun fight (TL;DR). At this point, I just want someone smarter and more knowledgeable than me to tell me what I should do.
Formerly, Discover Meteor was the definitive voice for newbies like me (yes, that’s right, I am apparently a newbie again). But in my view that responsibility now falls to MDG. MDG needs to pick a side, make a stand and tell us what to do. [There are a whole bunch of GOT metaphors that can go here, but I can never remember the names so pick your own.]
Of course, there is the Meteor Guide and the excellent tutorials, but these are, frankly, a hot mess of blaze and react and different routers and seemingly shifting patterns. It will not do.
Virtually every new app needs a basic framework and plumbing. MDG needs to sanction a plain vanilla structure (along the lines of Discover Meteor’s Microscope app) and to include it (preferably step-by-easy-step) in the guide / tutorials.
- React templates
- Flow Router
- User Accounts mechanism (using FlowRouter and Bootstrap, so it’s pretty)
[assuming these all are the anointed ‘winners’]
In short, MDG needs to stop being a player in its own convoluted drama, step through the 4th wall and start writing the script.
Many, many thanks for all the amazing work thus far.