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Meteor: Full-Stack Web Application Development by Marcelo Reyna, Isaac Strack, Fabian Vogelsteller

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Chapter 2. Customizing with Packages

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Adding Meteor packages
  • Removing Meteor packages
  • Discovering new packages with Atmosphere
  • Creating a multipage application with Iron Router
  • Building a custom package
  • Using npm modules
  • Publishing custom packages to Atmosphere

Introduction

The package system in Meteor makes your development life much easier. It also speaks to one of Meteor's core principles—modular development. If you want to use the entire default Meteor stack, great! If you don't like a particular part and want to swap it out with a third-party package, great! It's completely up to you. Meteor allows you to quickly add and remove functionality, use the latest code shared by others, and create your ...

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