What is Meteor and how does it work?
One of the key features of Meteor is its data synchronization system, which allows data to be automatically synced between the client and server in real-time. This means that changes made on the server are immediately reflected in the client’s UI, and vice versa.
To run Meteor applications, you can use any server that supports Node.js. In that case, developers or DevOps engineers need to take care of all the required infrastructure. The option we recommend is to use Meteor Cloud. Meteor Cloud saves you time and money by effectively reducing DevOps expenses to zero, all with the peace of mind that your app is hosted with the team behind Meteor.js. The only hosting solution built with Meteor.js in mind with features such as Push to Deploy, Auto Scaling, Meteor APM, and SEO Optimization.
What sparked the idea, and what have you achieved so far?
Meteor.js was initially created by MDG (Meteor Development Group). They recognized the need for a framework that made it easier to build real-time web applications, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time. They saw that existing frameworks did not provide the level of integration between the front-end and back-end that was necessary for real-time applications, so they set out to create a new framework that did.
Since its initial release in 2012, Meteor has gained a large and active community of developers and has been used to build many popular real-time web applications. Some notable companies and applications built with Meteor include CodeSignal, Lemlist, and Rocket.chat.