Chapter 9. The package system

This chapter covers

  • Finding and adding core and community packages
  • Integrating npm packages
  • Writing, testing, and publishing custom packages

One of the most powerful aspects of Meteor is its active ecosystem of packages. Throughout this book we’ve taken advantage of packages to extend applications’ functionality without having to write more than a few lines of code (for example, using twbs:bootstrap or iron:router) or to remove unwanted features (for example, using autopublish and insecure). This chapter takes a closer look at what types of packages can be used by Meteor and how they work together.

The more parts are involved in a system, the more complicated it can be to take into account all dependencies. ...

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