I’ve been using Meteor since 1.3 rolled out. I haven’t been active on this forum at all but wanted to at least thank this community.
A few years ago, I started working at a new company with no clue how to code. One of the first few days working there, my employer started to work on 'n a new product with an international client. We struggled with the developers our company hired to create this platform. At the time I was a graphic designer coming from a textile background and was hired as such. I was only comfortable with WordPress websites and only barely knew my way around HTML/CSS. On a random Wednesday after work, I did some research in some spare time trying to see how we can improve the project, and stumbled upon the documentation of Meteor.
Having completed multiple online courses regarding React, SQL, Python, and other languages, the theory of having to code something never ‘clicked’ in my head. I continued to read the Meteor documentation and, within initializing the first project, I was amazed how simple it was to create something where one can have a database with user authentication and more. Something just clicked!
The very next day I went back to work and presented my employer with a few things I cooked up the previous night. He stood still after the presentation and without saying anything to me, immediately took out his phone and fired the developers working on the new project. We were a few months into development and now had nothing to show. He then threw all his faith into the little knowledge I had and told me to continue with the project myself.
Now, six years later, I’ve created countless projects for clients all over the globe and even started my own software company. I’ve learned so many new things. Never have I lost my faith in Meteor and owe everything I have today to this magnificent community. I’m super excited about all the latest versions and features rolling out and still see a bright future for Meteor. It is still my go-to framework today. Even after learning to code everything from scratch with a custom stack.
Thank you to all the users, whom I’ve never thanked before, for posting solutions to other helpless developers like myself. Thank you to @zodern, @filipenevola, @storyteller, @stolinski, and all the contributors for making this the best framework ever.
To all the newcomers, give Meteor a fair chance. I promise it will teach you things you never thought were possible.