What to study after the first shipped app


#1

Hi fellows! Sorry for the generic title but i’ve just shipped my first app with Meteor, i’m really happy with the result and now i want to make some experimental apps, so nothing serious.
My first app is built with Blaze,started with Meteor 1.2 and then updated to Meteor 1.3, so nothing particularly strange from a technologies perspective :D.
Now i just want to improve myself before shipping the next app, and i was thinking to study new stuff like React,React Native(?) and other! What do you suggest? I’m interested also on mobile development with Meteor, so maybe React Native is a good choice? Please feel free to give me any suggestions on new technologies to study and if you like also some sources or books to buy! Thanks :smiley:

p.s. I was thinking to read the whole Meteor 1.3 Guide since i started with the 1.2 version of Meteor


#2

I’m in the same boat. If you haven’t already, you should listen to the podcast Transmission, episode #11. They get into Apollo, React Native, and other topics on the bleeding edge of Meteor. @benstr does a great job asking questions about the tradeoffs for current, and understandably “freaked out” Meteor developers who are trying to surf the changes.


#3

Thanks i’ll listen the Podcast right now! By the way it would be useful if someone experienced would make a guide(maybe is too much) on how to move/improve after you know the default stuff of Meteor(Iron-Router,Blaze etc…) :slight_smile:


#4

By the way it would be useful if someone experienced would make a guide(maybe is too much) on how to move/improve after you know the default stuff of Meteor

I think this is up to you, as a developer, to research as it totally depends on what type of application you need to develop/improve and the scale of the project.

I would however look into using react for your view layer. I was hesitant to make the transition over to react after getting comfortable with blaze, but it has really changed the way I develop and my code is now beautifully segregated.

Also, I would try swapping out iron-router with flow-router. I encountered numerous issues with iron-router that immediately disappeared when switching over to flow-router.


#5

Thanks i think i’ll dive right now in React and switch to flow router!And probably explore Cordova, waiting for React Native


#6

Your first shipped app, congrats. I’m not even close to that far. Did you have to use publish-composite or something similar to deal with your data?


#7

As far as learning next-level Meteor, I’ve found The Meteor Chef tutorials to be amazing. The content’s so great I went ahead and signed up as a member, even though the tutorials are free.


#8

I’ll recommend React, and then Cordova, and then Apollo, and then React Native.


#9

Nope! i didn’t even know the existence of it lol, i just used the default Meteor subscriptions and publish :slight_smile:!

Thanks for the help guys! I’ll dive into React :smiley:


#10

Take a look at @sacha’s great A Study Plan For Meteor 1.3 post.