First i appologize for my bad english. It’s really not my strongest thing, writing it.
As i am a native Swiss german speaking CEO of a not IT-Company, that builds an internal system with the help of meteor.
I am sorry to say that. I am very disapointed. And i think , i am not alone.
I cannot say, how thankful i was, when meteor was coming out. For me it was something like a missing link in development.
It seems, that meteor has given up somehow under the pressure of money and some parts of the hardcore developer community and now is going away from being a really fantastic and easy to use tool to make people and companies less dependent on the good will some people.
In my eyes it lost it’s easy to understand way of doing things.
Let me also say, that i really don’t like react or angular 2. And for me Meteor lost it’s face a lot.
I cannot understand, how it came from a really great and fantastic experience to that, what it is now.
Instead of easy implementing other databases or building easy to understand layers, that handle data between server and client and improve minimongo and similar parts of the application, It try’s now to be everybody’s baby in the development industry and lost it’s focus on the way to easy to use and do things.
As a CEO it was helping me a lot, controlling my development team, because i could understand and even do things myself. And more important. I could make my ideas come true.
So i like to ask, if that is the end of a great idea, that goes under in the big river of once upon a time good ideas on to agreement of conformity. Or if there is still a spark of the initial idea, that could have been a real gamechanger in the world of development?
There are great people out there with great ideas for applications, that are not programmers in the first place. Meteor was a great chance for this people to build in a realistic time, what they meant.
In my eyes, Meteor lost it’s path. And all i can do, is hoping, that they find back to it.
I can only hope so.