Is anyone else using Meteor for avoiding to setup a server, server/page reloading, etc?


#1

Most of the time when starting a new project, I end up using Meteor because I instantly have a server, browser refresh, templating engine, git and npm integration, mongodb, etc.

It feels like I don’t use Meteor to its fullest extend, and it might be a waste. Is anyone else using Meteor like this?


#2

I use it a lot like that, in less then fives minutes I can have a rest or graphQl endpoint serving data in the cloud, I don’t need to think about configuration and setup.


#3

You’ve discovered one of Meteor’s under-utilised benefits - a great build tool for any JavaScript app.


#4

Thats how think of it as well, I’ve still found very little that suits me as much, and can help me get an idea into code as quickly.

I always feel a bit naked starting with just react, knowing that I don’t instantly have a server environment, websockets, and a DB.