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

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Summary

In this chapter, you learned about the history of web applications and saw how we've moved from a traditional client/server model to a nested MVC design pattern. You learned what smart apps are, and you also saw how Meteor has taken smart apps to the next level with Data On The Wire, Latency Compensation, and Full Stack Reactivity. You saw how Meteor uses templates and helpers to automatically update content, using reactive variables and reactive computations. Lastly, you added more functionality to the Lending Library. You made a button and an input field to add categories, and you did it all using reactive programming rather than directly editing the HTML code. In the next chapter, we'll really get to work and add all kinds of templates ...

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