I spent some 8 months developing with Meteor using Blaze and I had no real complaints. Stuff worked, and I found the support I needed. Angular and REACT was coming on very strong, and as I was working on other projects I was looking forward to stepping back into a scenario in 6 months or so where things would be Cleared Up. Was I wrong!
OR AM I STUPID || CRAZY??
I have spent now, some 4-5 days trying to think what I thought remotely exciting about React, and except for totally trivial examples have fallen flat on my face. Their Documentation is not working for me somehow. The combination is just NOT working for me, but I have been reluctant to go back to Blaze (for my particular project).
With all the Searching and Reading I ran across Aurelia - lots of activity - and my first impressions were really very positive. Ah-ha! Aurelia on the font-end, Meteor on the back-end ==> A marriage made in Heaven!
I'm not the only one - here's a blog posting along the same line: [Why Aurelia over React & Angular](http://dustindavis.me/why-aurelia-over-angular-react-ember-meteor/)
And sure enough 8 Atmosphere packages with Aurelia in their Tags! I was really really hopeful that I could get something working.
One or two of this packages used TS. One the REadme and code commented in Spanish. The others are pretty old and have failed to run with the new version Meteor for one obscure missing file or another at some stage of install.
I think I am close to concluding that if The Meteor Development Group does not make it a priority to maintain, document, test, and to some extent support this particular Pair then, something really good will be lost.
NOTE: I’m absolutely no expert, have not even been trying to keep up with Trends and Directions for months, and appreciate confusing comprises necessary to steer this Meteor through space and time! However, over the years I have come to trust my instincts, and have had to rely, often successfully on not too much more than superficial impressions. It is clear, however, that other Meteor Folks have seen this particular pair as belonging together somehow.
I’d really appreciate some larger view comments about this particular combination, the potential, and if there is any chance of getting some “official” on-going support,
Note! There seems to be rather heavy world wide interest in Aurelia these days:
on git: over 8,000 stars, 494 watching
& on npmjs: 890 downloads in the last day
890 downloads in the last day
5,488 downloads in the last week
22,235 downloads in the last month
Pretty impressive? So, this is not just me…