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Getting Started with Meteor.js JavaScript Framework - Second Edition by Isaac Strack

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Chapter 3. Why Meteor Rocks!

Meteor is a disruptive (in a good way!) technology. It enables a new type of web application that is faster, easier to build, and takes advantage of modern techniques, such as Full Stack Reactivity, Latency Compensation, and Data On The Wire.

This chapter explains how web applications have changed over time, why that matters, and how Meteor specifically enables modern web apps through the above-mentioned techniques.

By the end of this chapter, you will have learned:

  • What a modern web application is
  • What Data On The Wire means and how it's different
  • How Latency Compensation can improve your app experience
  • Templates and Reactivity—programming the reactive way!

Modern web applications

Our world is changing. With continual ...

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