🚦 TRANSMISSION #1: a weekly show w/Sashko broadcasting the latest from Meteor Forums

Here are the top 10 posts of last month, according to Discourse:

I tried just last week, but there wasn’t as much good stuff compared to some of these. Here are the ones I’m most interested in talking about:

  1. Top 5 predictions for Meteor in 2016/Mantra (I think these can be grouped into one personally)
  2. JavaScript fatigue/frustration of keeping current, specifically in the Meteor world
  3. Meteor meets GraphQL, and some comparisons between Meteor with DDP and Meteor with GraphQL

I think the plan is for me to select 3 and then we’ll select 3 from community suggestions?


Wait, how is this list above sorted (Replies/Views seem out of order)? Since it’s a weekly thing, why not most popular by week instead of month? Also, is this a live streaming thing or will it be recorded? Will you have a hotline we can call :smiling_imp: into if you’re taking on-air questions or will there be a side feed? Lastly, when will it drop?

I decided to look at the most popular ones last month since this is the first episode, and there are some great threads that don’t quite fall inside the boundary of one week.

It’s sorted by Discourse’s perception of “top”, which seems to include views, replies, and perhaps some other metrics.

When I was talking to Ben, we agreed that it would be interesting to have 3 topics selected by me personally, and 3 selected by some community process. The ones above are the ones I’m personally interested in, so there should be 3 more that are selected in a different way over which I have no control.

@benstr can you clarify the process for selecting these threads so that people can be aware?

Yep, @sashko is on target. We are having Sashko pick 3 he finds interesting and 3 from the community. I did not mention the part about Sashko picking 3 in the original post because… I forgot :grin: sorry.

With Sashko having the ability to select his own topics gives the audience the opportunity to hear what he (MDG) is interested in and gives MDG the ability to share pertinent and timely information and/or announcements.

Sashko those are great topics :thumbsup:


Answer here: 🚦 TRANSMISSION #1: a weekly show w/Sashko broadcasting the latest from Meteor Forums

Will be recorded Friday, likely to drop late Monday.


Here are the topics for show #1. Thanks for all who helped pick the topics and thanks to my partner in crime @sashko .

  1. Top 5 predictions for Meteor in 2016 & Introducing Mantra (grouped)
  2. The state of Meteor, Parts 1 & 2
  3. JavaScript fatigue & frustration of keeping current, specifically in the Meteor world
  4. How open source Meteor really is if pull requests are not getting in?
  5. Meteor meets GraphQL

Alright, time to cram overnight to get ready for this thing!


Cool, I made a topic that’s gonna get covered! :smiley: Good luck, guys!

Just don’t let the whole show become React dominated guys.


While there’s no specific thread for this right now, there have been a lot of questions about scalability and performance. I think it’d be interesting to hear a bit about this topic and about future plans regarding this.


+1 Seba. Most of the recommendations for improving performance come from Kadira, not Meteor. Does @sashko have anything to add or do all of MDG just defer to the infinite wisdom of @arunoda :slight_smile:

+1 For Mantra. It would be very interesting to hear what MDG (or Sashko) think about it.

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How about this?


Redux, Flux, React. “States” and the management of “States” seems to have new meaning. The roles of ReactiveDict Reactive Variables, Minimongo take on new meaning. I would recommend addressing The New Union of the “States”. As a newbie, none that stuff mattered to me before but now there’s React and modules., suddenly it does.


To be honest, that stuff has always mattered but React just put a spotlight on the whole concept.

Furthermore, the definition of “right” seems everchanging and seems depending heavily on the type of app you are building. I’d say follow the official meteor guide and spend your time coding, rather then dwelling on these subjects. In time, when you begin feeling more experienced, you’ll be forming your own opinions based on your actual experiences.


Thanks for the advice.


@benstr When will the first one be out?

Probably late Monday

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:thumbsup: I have questions planned around Local State and Domain State when we talk about Mantra.


Y’all should really read the Meteor Guide: