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

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Chapter 6. Mastering Reactivity

In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:

  • Creating and consuming a reactive value
  • Using Ajax query results in ReactiveVar
  • Making a custom library reactive
  • Updating Blaze templates without Mongo
  • Using inline data to modify UI elements reactively
  • Integrating the jQuery UI

Introduction

Reactive programming is an emerging development methodology, where changes to data automatically trigger changes to the rest of the system. This allows you, the developer, to write code declaratively and let the reactive elements manage any changes. Meteor is, perhaps, the best and most fully developed implementation of reactive programming available today. By understanding the core concepts of reactive programming, you can use the ...

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