Thanks for the incredible work of @benjamn, @abernix and the rest of the MDG team along with the many great community contributors such @hwillson, @klaussner among others, Meteor 1.6 beta is really awesome, check out Benjamn’s post :
- Node 8.4.0 with Ignition and TurboFan
- Fewer Babel plugins on the server
- Native debugging
- HTTP/2 (planned)
- NPM 5
- Mongo 3.4.5 (planned)
- Lazy modules without imports directories
- Dynamic imports
- Server Side Rendering
And the most impressive of all, in my opinion, that it’s still backward compatible. You just execute
meteor update --release 1.6-beta.26 (after committing your meteor folder) and you’ve the best of what the node ecosystem has to offer! I think that’s incredible engineering specially when you’re in the fastest evolving software ecosystem, I don’t think MDG is getting enough credit for that.
There are always issues and room for improvements but I think it’s worth taking a moment to acknowledge the real progress and show some gratitude and support to the team.