Hey guys, just coming back to try out Meteor after a year or two away and the world has certainly moved on!
While I totally understand the move towards explicit imports, a huge part of the appeal with Meteor for me used to be how fast it was to prototype an app, how I could use Jade, stylus, coffeescript etc and the code was incredibly easy to follow. I was picking apart an old app and it was just incredibly efficient, close to zero boilerplate.
I’m just wondering if the “old approach” is still do-able? In my short trial, I was having issues with FlowRouter/BlazeLayout not finding templates - I really don’t want to have to import my template files into a JS file just to show a view, it just seems to go completely against what I used to find appealing about Meteor.
I think if the old approach is still workable, Meteor is still a great prototyping tool, if on the other hand all the code is going to become lost in a sea of import statements (even for including a simple template), then at least in my opinion, I’d find the completely decoupled approach of using an API with a separate frontend actually simpler than Meteor, which is a shame as I used to feel the exact opposite.
I completely get that this is just my personal feeling, I totally understand the reasoning for the more modern approach but the enjoyment of coding in Meteor has somewhat been lost on the way.